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Portable, Hand-Held Electrical Tools

  • Portable, Hand-Held Electrical Tools
    Overview This talk will cover: before-use checks, use of electric tools and hazards.
    Before-use checks
    1 Make sure the casing isn’t damaged – if it is, don’t use it.
    2 Make sure that all cables, plugs or connectors are sound and not damaged.
    3 Use tools on connect power supply as instructed on the maker’s label. Only 110 volt tools are permitted on site.
    4 Ensure the tool is properly earthed, unless it is an approved type that does not require earthing.
    5 Ensure the cable is long enough to reach your work without straining it.
    Using portable electrical tools
    1 Portable electric tools should only be used for their designated purposes.
    2 Ensure switches are working correctly before connecting to the power supply.
    3 Wear eye protection if there is any risk to your eyes.
    4 Disconnect tools when not in use.
    5 Electric power tools should be regularly inspected and maintained by a competent electrician.
    1 Keep power cables off the floor. They may get damaged or cause someone to trip.
    2 Electrical tools often present a noise hazard – wear ear protection if necessary.
    3 Avoid standing on damp or wet surface when using electrical equipment.
    4 Keep equipment clean and dry.
    5 Never connect a portable electric tool to a lighting socket.
    6 Don’t use blunt, worn or damaged bits and accessories.
    7 Portable electrical tools, which have become wet should be allowed to dry then checked by a competent person for electrical safety before being reused.

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