USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
(1) Make certain that before using them all tool handles are securely
(2) Exercise extreme caution when handling edged tools.
(3) Do not use a tool for a purpose other than that for which it was
(4) Do not handle tools carelessly--piling tools in drawers, dropping
tools on hard surfaces, etc., can damage them.
Damaged tools can cause
(5) Keep your mind on your work so that you do not strike yourself or
someone else with a hammer or sledge.
(6) Do not carry edged or pointed tools in your pocket.
(7) Always wear goggles when chipping metal and when grinding edges
(8) Hold driving tools correctly so that they will not slip off the
(9) Use the right tool for the job.
The wrong tool may damage
materials, injure workers, or both.
(10) Do not use punches with unsuitable points or mushroomed heads.
(11) Do not use a tool that is oily or greasy.
It may slip out of
your hand, causing injury.
(12) When using Jacks to lift a vehicle, be sure to use blocking or
other supports in case of jack failure.
(13) Make sure that work to be cut, sheared, chiseled, filed, etc., is
steadied and secure to prevent the tool from slipping.
(14) When using a knife, always cut away from your body, except in the
case of a spoke shave or drawknife. (See 4b(5) and (6) on page 133).
(15) Use torches and soldering irons with extreme care to prevent
burns and explosions. The soldering iron must always be placed so that the
hot point cannot come in contact with flammable material or with the body.