General Safety Rules for Power Tools

When you buy power tools, Wearing a protective visor with FFP2 filtration and hearing protection. The user manual always has a section on safety rules. Have you ever read it?

A lot of people will say no and I believe that is wrong. A mistake because although full of evidence, are you sure to take into account everything that is indicated?

Trend Machinery has authorized me to translate and publish the safety rules published in all of their electrical appliance notices. Some turns of phrase may be surprising, but the meaning will always be easy to follow.

Edition Date: 12/13/16 Revision date: 12/13/2020

General safety instructions for power tools required to meet OSHA 3080 – 2002 (Revised)

General Safety Rules for Power Tools

Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow warnings and instructions could result in electric shock, fire, and/or serious injury.

Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in all warnings refers to your mains powered (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.

Safety of work Areas

  1. Keep the work area clean and well lit. Unsuitable and dark areas increase the risk of accidents.
  2. Do not operate power tools in explosive environments, for example in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools
    create sparks that can ignite dust or fumes.
  3.  Keep children and bystanders away from power tools. Distractions can make you lose control.

Electrical Safety

  • A). The sockets mounted on the electrical appliance must match the socket. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use adapters with grounding power tools. Unmodified outlets combined with corresponding wall outlets will reduce the risk of electric shock.
  • B). Avoid body contact with grounded or grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.
  • C). Do not expose power tools to rain or moisture. Entering water into power tools will increase the risk of electric shock.
  • D). Pay attention to your wire or power cord. Never use the cord to carry, pull or unplug the electrical appliance. Keep the cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cables increase the risk of electric shock. When using a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for that purpose. Using a suitable cord outdoors reduces the risk of electric shock.
  • F). If using a power tool in a wet location is unavoidable, use a Residual Current Protected (RCD) power supply.

Personal Security

  • A). Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and use common sense when using an electrical device. Do not use a power tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools can result in serious bodily injury.
  • B). Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as a dust mask, non-slip safety shoes, a helmet or hearing protection used for the appropriate conditions will reduce personal injury.
  • C). Prevent unintentional starting. Make sure the switch is in the off position before plugging into the power source and/or the battery, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch greatly increases the risk of injury.
  • D). Remove any adjustment key before turning on power to power tools. A wrench left attached to a rotating part of the power tool could cause personal injury.
  • E). Maintain good footing and balance at all times.
  • F). Dress appropriately for the activity. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts.
    Clothing, jewelry or long hair can be tied up.
  • G). If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection installations, ensure that they are connected and correctly used. The use of these devices can reduce the dangers of dust.

Use and Maintenance of Power Tools

  • A). Do not force the power tools. Use the appropriate tooling for your application. The right tools will improve the job and give you more safety.
  • B). Do not use power tools if the switch does not turn it on or off. Any electrical tool that cannot be controlled with its switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
  • C). Disconnect the power source and/or battery plug from the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories or storing power tools. Such preventative safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
  • D). Store inactive electrical devices out of the reach of children and do not allow people who do not know the electrical device to use it without having read the operating and safety instructions for the device in question. . Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
  • E). Maintain electrical appliances. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, broken parts and any other condition that could affect the operation of the electrical device. If damaged, repair power tools before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
  • F). Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp edges are less likely to jam and are easier to
    control.
  • G). Use power tools, accessories and cutting tools always strictly according to the instructions, taking into account the working environment;

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