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PRE INSPECTION USE (DONE BEFORE EVERY USE):

  • Damaged or cracked housing, power source, or bits/accessories
  • Dull blades are often more dangerous than sharp blades
  • Missing guards or protective devices
  • Leaking gasoline, oil or other fluids
  • Tool appears to be in poor condition
  • Does the tool have a 3 wire cord, if not is it double insulated?
  • Ensure area is free of any potential trip hazards
  • Do not underestimate the importance of a clean work area


Plug Not Rated For Outdoor Use.
Not Water Tight.


PROPER USE:
In construction portable power tools with defective wiring cause many injuries.
The following safe practices will help to make sure you stay safe:

  • Ensure you are wearing the correct PPE
  • You should always wear eye protection
  • Use the proper tool for the job
  • Use tools with three wire plug and make sure connections are tight.
  • Disconnect tool before making adjustments or repairs.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions
  • If unsure about use, ask a supervisor or coworker
  • Insure tools are not pointed at or operated in close proximity to other individuals
  • Use spark resistant tools when working near a fuel source
  • Do not use excessive force to cut/drill through hard materials
  • Never place your hand behind the material you are working on when the tool could push through.
  • Gasoline/Mixed Fuel Powered Tools must be off and cool when re-fueled, use only in well ventilated areas.

REMINDER - INSPECT YOUR TOOLS BEFORE USING THEM!

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