QHSE DOCUMENTS-HAND AND POWER TOOL SAFETY POWERPOINT


HAND AND POWER TOOL SAFETY

A. PHYSICAL INJURIES FROM WORKING WITH HAND AND POWER TOOLS, EQUIPMENT OR LIGHT MACHINERY

1. Electric shock

2. Flash burns

3. Falling

4. Hand and Eye Injuries

5. Hearing loss

6. Crushing, cuts, or losing a body part

7. Ergonomic injuries 

B. BASIC TOOL RULES

1. Maintain regularly

2. Inspect before use

3. Always use the right tool/equipment for the right job

4. Operate according to manufacturers’ instructions

5. Use the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

6. Use guarding

C. HAND AND POWER TOOL SAFETY

1. Hand tool hazards

2. Hazards are usually caused by misuse

3. Improper maintenance

D. DO NOT USE

1. Wrenched when jaws are sprung

2. Impact tools, and equipment (chisels and wedges) when heads have mushroomed

3. Tools or equipment with loose, cracked, or splintered handles

4. A screwdriver as a chisel

5. Tools with taped handles – they may be hiding cracks

 

1. HAND TOOLS – PROTECTION


1. Keep floor surface working free from debris and tripping or slipping hazards

2. Keep cutting tools sharp

3. Use tools as they were intended to be used

4. Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as safety goggles, face masks, safety shoes, gloves, etc.

5. PPE determined by Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) 

2. POWER TOOLS

1. Must be essentially adjusted and installed with guards and safety switches/sensors

2. Highly hazardous when used wrongly 

3. The various types are determined by their following power source:

4. Electric

5. Pneumatic

6. Liquid fuel

7. Hydraulic

3. POWER TOOLS – PRECAUTIONS

1. Disconnect tools when not in use, before servicing and cleaning, and when changing accessories

2. Make a proper access control and keep unauthorized people not involved with the work away from the work area

3. Secure properly work with clamps, freeing both hands to operate the tool or equipment

4. Never hold the power switch button while carrying a plugged-in tool/equipment or machinery

5. Keep tools sharp and clean

6. Remove damaged electric tools & tag them: “Do Not Use” 

4. REPORTING ACCIDENTS/INJURIES

1. The priority is to receive prompt medical attention (Call xxxxx)

2. Report all work-related accidents, injuries, or illnesses to your supervisor–Regardless of the severity

3. Paperwork to be filled out according to the local legislation, e.g.

– Report to the appropriate authorities

– Keep Records

– Prepare and submit an Incident Report 


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