Hand Tools and Related Equipment

Use the right tool for the job. Do not use tools or equipment for which you have not been properly trained and qualified. See your supervisor if you are unfamiliar with the equipment, have any questions, or feel that you need additional training.

Ensure that all equipment is in proper working order and that all protective guards are in place and used. Tag (“Do Not Use”) and report any damaged or malfunctioning equipment.

Do not attempt to alter, modify, displace, or remove any existing safety equipment. Saw guards, safety switches, and other safety mechanisms are installed for your protection. 

Always wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and be aware of flying debris.