Hand and Power Tool Safety

Provided by: ToolingU

The class “Hand and Power Tool Safety” provides guidelines for the safe use of common hand and power tools. Employees should never remove any safety guards from a tool’s point of operation unless authorized. Tools must be regularly cleaned and maintained, and all blades must be kept sharp. The worksite must be kept organized, clean, and dry. All tool applications require PPE, including eye and other protection. Before working, employees must consult the owner's manual and be familiar with how the tool functions. Employees must also use the right tool for the job and follow the work practices that are specific to each type of tool. When employees use proper safety guidelines when handling hand and power tools, their employers benefit from reduced accidents on the job and lowered costs caused by work-related injuries. Safe handling of tools also increases work quality.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe general guidelines for hand and power tool safety
  • Describe the characteristics of a well-organized worksite
  • Describe proper tool maintenance and handling
  • Identify the personal protective equipment used in hand and power tool applications
  • Describe procedures for point of operation safety
  • Describe dangerous hand tool conditions
  • Describe general guidelines for proper electric tool safety
  • Describe general guidelines for proper abrasive wheel tool safety
  • Describe general guidelines for proper pneumatic tool safety
  • Describe general guidelines for proper fuel and hydraulic tool safety
  • Describe general guidelines for powder-actuated tool safety
  • Describe ergonomics
  • Identify the safety risks of tasks that require repetition, force, or vibration.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for all personnel in the manufacturing workplace.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Tool Safety, Tool Maintenence, PPE,

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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