Why is it important to use safe hand tools?

Safe tool use contributes to a safer, more efficient work environment. Misusing tools is not only dangerous, it shows a lack of understanding of tool safety and a lack of respect for those around you. Also, if improper tool use causes an accident, downtime will impact the entire job.

How do you keep tools safe to prevent accidents?

Safety Rules to Help You Avoid Power Tool Accidents

  1. 1) Use tools only for the specific task they’re designed for, and never operate any tool – power or manual – unless you’re trained to do so.
  2. 2) Carefully read the owner’s manual before using a tool.
  3. 3) Inspect power tools before each use.

What are the cause of accident of hand tools?

Store tools in a safe place. Many accidents have been caused by tools falling from overhead, and by sharp tools carried in pockets or left in toolboxes with the cutting edges exposed. Ensure the tool is put away in the proper place after use and that sharp edges or blades are protected or enclosed to prevent contact.

How can you preserve hand tools and equipment?

To avoid rust when storing your tools:

  1. Keep your tools in a dry place.
  2. Hang your garden tools.
  3. Store power tools in their original cases.
  4. Use silica gel packs or rust collector.

What are the unsafe hand tools?

Impact tools such as chisels, wedges, or drift pins are unsafe if they have mushroomed heads. The heads might shatter on impact, sending sharp fragments flying.

What is the best way to prevent tools from rusting?

How to Prevent Tool Rust

  1. Keep storage clean and dry: Make sure any place you store your tools is dry and clean.
  2. Use a rust inhibitor: Lubricants like WD-40 can act as a rust inhibitor.
  3. Invest in a dehumidifier: A dehumidifier can help you better control your storage area’s climate and reduce the humidity.