Safe Work Practice - Hand and Power Tools

Safe Work Practice - Hand and Power Tools

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Hand injuries are common in the workplace, but they can be significantly reduced by following proper safety practices. While wearing gloves is essential as a last line of defense, educating workers on the correct use of hand and power tools is crucial in mitigating hazards.

Key Features:

  • Additional PPE Required:
    • Face shield
    • Hearing protection
    • Cut protection gloves
  • Date of Creation: [Insert Date]
  • Reviewed/Revised By: [Insert Name]

General Safe Work Practices:

  • Qualified Operators: Only trained personnel should use power/hand tools according to manufacturers' specifications.
  • Tool Safety: Avoid using iron or steel tools around flammable substances. Use spark-resistant tools made from brass, plastic, or aluminum.
  • Electrical Safety: Use power tools with three-wire (grounding) cords and double-insulated tools.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Always wear the necessary PPE, including face shields and hearing protection.
  • Maintenance and Inspection: Perform pre-use inspections, maintain tools, and replace damaged cords. Ensure tools are tagged with "DO NOT OPERATE" if faulty.
  • Manufacturer Specifications: Follow all manufacturer instructions and safe operation procedures.
  • Tool Storage: Store tools properly and ensure they are not modified improperly.
  • Workspace Safety: Keep work areas clear of tripping hazards and ensure proper storage of tools and equipment.

Workers Must:

  • Use Tools Properly: Use hand and power tools only for their intended purposes. Modifications are not permitted.
  • Proper Storage: Do not leave tools in drawers or pockets, and avoid placing ungrounded tools on power cords.
  • PPE Compliance: Wear appropriate PPE, including gloves, to protect against hand injuries.


  • Injury Prevention: Educates workers on the proper use of tools, significantly reducing the risk of hand injuries.
  • Enhanced Safety Culture: Promotes a proactive approach to safety by addressing and mitigating potential hazards.
  • Compliance: Ensures adherence to safety regulations and manufacturer guidelines, fostering a safer work environment.

How to Use:

  1. Training: Provide comprehensive training on the safe use of hand and power tools, emphasizing the importance of following the Do's and Don'ts.
  2. Regular Inspections: Conduct routine inspections of tools and equipment to ensure they are in good working condition.
  3. PPE Enforcement: Ensure that all workers consistently use the required PPE when handling tools.

Implement these safe work practices to protect your workers from hand injuries and create a safer workplace environment.