USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
(4) Use each tool only on the job for which it was designed. If you
use the wrong tool to make an adjustment, the result will probably be
unsatisfactory. For example, if you use a socket wrench that is too big,
you will round off the corners of the wrench or nut. If this damaged wrench
or nut is not replaced immediately, the safety of your equipment may be
endangered in an emergency.
(5) Keep your tools within easy reach and where they cannot fall on
the floor or on machinery. Avoid placing tools anywhere above machinery or
electrical apparatus. Serious damage may result if the tool falls into the
machinery after the equipment is turned on, or is running.
(6) Never use damaged tools.
A battered screwdriver may slip and
spoil the screw slot or cause painful injury to the user. A gage strained
out of shape will result in inaccurate measurements.
Remember, a worker's efficiency is often a direct result of the condition of
the tools being used. Workers are often judged by the manner in which they
handle and care for their tools. You should care for handtools the same way
you care for personal property. Always keep handtools clean and free from
dirt, grease, and foreign matter. After use, return tools promptly to their
proper places in the tool box.
Improve your own efficiency by organizing
your tools so that those used most frequently can be reached easily without
sorting through the entire contents of the box.
Safety Rules for Power Tools
Safety is an important factor in the use of power tools and cannot be
By observing the following safety guidelines, you can
ensure maximum benefits from the tools you use and reduce the chances of
a. Never operate any power equipment unless you are completely familiar
with its controls and features.
clean and in good condition.