7.1 Portable Power Tool Cheklist
7.1 Portable Power Tool Checklist
· 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.
· 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.