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
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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Blades are withdrawn when not in use.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)

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.