Hand Held Power Tools

Hand Held Power Tools
SAFE WORK PROCEDURE
Hand Held Power
Tools
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LOCATION
Industrial Arts
Schools in PTSD
WRITTEN BY: APPROVED BY:
Lorie Carriere
Dana Plantje
School Principal
DATE CREATED
LAST REVISION
July 31, 2013
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PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT (PPE)
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Safety glasses or face shield must be worn at all
times in work areas.
Long and loose hair must be tied back
Appropriate footwear must be worn. Shoe must
be fully enclosed. No open toed shoes.
Close fitting/protective clothing must be worn.
Remove strings hanging from pullovers/sweaters.
Rings and jewelry (long necklaces / bracelets,
etc.) must not be worn.
Hearing protection must be worn when using
this machine.
HAZARDS PRESENT
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Cuts & lacerations
Sparks
Loud noise
Discharge of objects /material kickback
Exposed drill bit – puncture, amputations
Eye injury – sawdust, flying debris
Dust inhalation
Electrical shock
 Equipment orientation
 Read & understand general safety procedures
 Read & understand safety procedures for metal
working machines
 Instructor supervision is required
 Use tools only for their intended purpose
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Hand Held Power
Tools
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SAFE WORK PROCEDURE
DO NOT use this equipment unless a teacher has instructed you
in its safe use and operation and has given permission.
PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS:
1. Check workspaces and walkways to ensure no slip/trip hazards are present.
2. Locate and ensure you are familiar with the operation of the ON/OFF switches
3. Use only materials free from defects.
4. Ensure all power tools that are equipped with guards, have guards in place before using. It is
against division policy to remove a guard.
5. Faulty equipment must not be used. Immediately report suspect machinery to your teacher.
OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS:
1. Never leave the machine running unattended. Do not let go of a power tool until it has come to
a complete stop.
2. Before making adjustments switch off and bring the machine to a complete standstill.
3. Never start a power tool while pressed against the workpiece.
4. Always stop the power tool before removing scrap pieces.
5. Always keep hands and fingers away from moving parts of the power tool.
6. Use clamps or a vise to secure work pieces to keep them from rotating.
OPERATING OF THE POWER TOOL:
1. Inspect and don all personal protective equipment: safety glasses / face shield, hearing
protection, proper footwear (closed toe / heal shoes). Remove all jewelry; loose clothing and tie
back hair. DO NOT wear gloves when operating the power tools.
2. Ensure batteries are installed and handled correctly and that attachments (eg. drill bits and
grinding wheels) are secured properly to the tool.
3. Make all adjustments with the power cord unplugged. Ensure the 0n/Off switch is in the “off”
position and plug the machine into properly grounded power source.
4. Remove any wrenches and adjusting tools before turning on the tool.
5. Ensure that the work piece is properly secured in a vice or clamped to a table.
6. During use, keep power cords clear of tools and the path that the tool will take.
7. Keep power cords away from heat, water, oil, sharp edges and moving parts. They can
damage the insulation and cause a shock.
8. Turn the power ON and allow the motor to come to full speed. (anticipate torque on start-up)
Perform the operation safely and at a moderate pace.
9. Once you are finished with the power tool, DO NOT touch the work piece immediately, it may
be extremely hot and could burn your skin.
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Tools
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10. Turn the power OFF and allow the machine to come to a complete stop before setting it down.
11. Clean up the area and ensure the equipment is safe, clean and tidy before you leave it.
12. Return the tool to its proper storage location after use.
If an emergency situation occurs while conducting this task or there is an equipment malfunction, shut the
equipment off immediately and unplug the power tool.
REPORT ANY HAZARDOUS SITUATION TO YOUR INSTRUCTOR / SUPERVISOR IMMEDIATELY.
REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
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MB. Regulations 217/2006,
Part 2, Section 2.1 Safe Work Procedures
Part 6, Section 6.1 PPE
Part 12, Section 12.3, Hearing Protection
Part 16, Sections 16.1 – 16.18, Machine & Tool Safety
WS&H Act W210, Section 4, 5, 7, 7.1
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