Title Page

  • Client / Site

  • Location
  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Description of work

  • Hand tools used

  • Power tools used

General inspection

  • The area is clean and free from hazards

  • Manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning and maintenance is referenced during cleaning or maintenance

  • Spark proof materials are used if you are working with flammable items

  • A portable light is used and installed if the work area is dimmed

  • Employees and other people nearby are on a safe distance to avoid flying debris

  • LOTO devices are installed to broken tools

  • Tools were repaired or replaced when needed.


  • Employees are in good condition and not under into any influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Employees are wearing proper PPE (safety goggles, face masks, gloves and respiratory protection)

  • Employees are competent and trained before performing the job.

Hand tools

  • The outside of the tool is free of grease, oil and accumulated foreign matter

  • Handles are not cracked, damaged or loose from heads of hammers, axes mauls and other similar tools

  • Tools have no visible cracks in jaws or handle

  • REFERENCE: Hand tools in good condition
    [This is an example of how you can use iAuditor to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections]

  • Blades or bits are not damaged, cracked, etc.

  • Blades are withdrawn when not in use.

  • Blades are sharpened or replace as often as possible

  • Tips of screwdrivers, chisels or other similar tools show no excessive wear

  • Gripping surfaces pliers, wrenches or other similar tools are not worn

  • The head of chisels are ground down

  • Tools such as chisels and punches do not have mushroomed heads

  • Cutting tools such as chisels and axes are sharp

  • Snap-on or corks and styrofoam is used when storing sharp hand tools

Power Tools

  • The outside of the tool is free of grease, oil and accumulated foreign matter

  • Tool power-source shows no damage (cord, airline, battery, etc.)

  • The tool is double insulated and tool housing is not damaged

  • Electrical cord third prong (ground) is intact

  • All shields, guards or attachments required by manufacturer are present

  • Rotating or moving parts of the tool are guarded to prevent physical contact

  • The tool is not leaking fluid such as gasoline, oil etc.

  • Blades or bits are not damaged, cracked, excessively worn, etc.

  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) is availble to prevent shocks

  • Tools are dry

  • Electrical cords are not frayed


  • How many tools need to be repaired?

  • Take photos of the tools for repair (optional)

  • How many tools need to be replaced?

  • Take photos of the tools for replacement (optional)

  • Enter recommendations here


  • Full Name and Signature of Inspector

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