CHAPTER 6

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

7.0 RULES FOR USE OF PORTABLE POWER TOOLS

 

7.1  Portable Power Tool Cheklist


7.1       Portable Power Tool Checklist

Do

         use and store tools in a dry place;

         use only tools that are grounded or double-insulated;

         keep tools cleaned, oiled and repaired;

         be alert for wear, shorting, poor connections, and defects;

         disconnect power cords by pulling on the plug, not the cord;

         use grounded, undamaged extension cords, of suitable gauge wire to handle current loads;

         examine power cords frequently for worn insulation and evidence of deterioration at plugs and connections.  Whenever there is doubt about the safety of a power cord, have the electrical continuity of the conductors in the cord tested;

         protect cords from heat, chemicals and oil;

         coil cords loosely.

Do not

         work with any electrical equipment in wet places.  If electrical tools or devices must be used in damp or wet areas on a routine basis, a ground fault interrupter should be installed;

         repair a broken cord; get it replaced;

         work with any electrical apparatus excessively contaminated with dust, lint, or dirt.