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Hands & tools safety copy

  1. 1. Qatar Electricity & Water Company Safety Training Module – 3. January 2012 Hands & Tools Safety QEWC – Health Fire & Safety Injuries from faulty and hand made or In house fabricated tools always remain one of the most common causes of minor & major injuries in the workplace. Thousands of workers suffer serious injuries from faulty & In-house fabricated tools. Please look at the following guidelines and understand WHY and HOW you should use them in a safe & responsible way & please answer the Test at the end of this module.
  2. 2. Incident Sharing One of our Mechanical maintenance Staff was working for the steam cleaning of GT parts near GTA-02. He was using cable drum. In order to arrange his work he was carrying the cable drum from one place to another. While he was holding the cable in his hand he suffered a mild shock because of the damaged cable.    Immediate Root Cause; Date & Time; 19-Jan-2012 @ 10:30 hrs Location; RAF A GT Hall Type of Incident; Electrocution – First Aid
  3. 3. DAMAGED OR HOME MADE TOOLS…A BIG NO. <ul><li>Do not use: </li></ul><ul><li>wrenches when jaws are sprung </li></ul><ul><li>impact tools (chisels and wedges) when heads have mushroomed </li></ul><ul><li>tools with loose, cracked or splintered handles </li></ul><ul><li>a screwdriver as a chisel </li></ul><ul><li>tools with taped handles – they may be hiding cracks </li></ul><ul><li>Tools with broken insulation and plugs </li></ul>Crack Hazards are usually caused by misuse and improper maintenance
  4. 4. Fingers and hands may be lost when working with moving / rotating / cutting machinery. HOW CAN YOU GET INJURIED ? Pay attention to sharp edges of materials.! Cover them to protect yourself and your colleagues from hands and finger cut wounds and lacerations.! Manual handling and positioning heavy objects and equipment may often result in trapped fingers or hands. THERE IS NO COMPETITION WHEN STEEL MEETS FLESH! WEAR APPROPRIATE GLOVES!
  5. 5. HOW CAN YOU GET INJURIED If the workplace is poorly lighted, high speed rotating machinery may seem stationary. ENSURE GOOD WORKPLACE LIGHTING IN THE WORKING AREA. Repetitive motion or awkward posture of worker may also lead to hand and finger injury. ENSURE ERGONOMIC WORKING POSTURE. TAKE BREAKS AND VARY YOUR TASKS.
  6. 6. Hand Protection Give your hands adequate protection. Wear gloves appropriate to the job. They must be comfortable and must fit your hands properly. Chemical protection gloves. General purpose “ Polka-dot” gloves. Heat Resistant and fire retardant gloves. “ Riggers” gloves.
  7. 7. Power Tools – Precautions Electric Cords <ul><li>Don’t carry portable tools by the cord </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use electric cords to hoist or lower tools </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t yank cord or hose to disconnect it </li></ul><ul><li>Keep cords and hoses away from heat, oil, and sharp edges </li></ul><ul><li>Check for damaged insulation and missing plugs before each use and report. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tools Safety & General Guidelines
  9. 9. You can only get one set of fingers in life. Look after them. REMEMBER …
  10. 10. Summary <ul><li>Hazards are usually the result of improper tool use or not following one or more of these protection techniques: </li></ul><ul><li>Inspecting the tool before use </li></ul><ul><li>Using PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) </li></ul><ul><li>Using guards </li></ul><ul><li>Properly storing the tool </li></ul><ul><li>Using safe handling techniques </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Q1. Hazards of tools usually caused by ? </li></ul><ul><li>Handling them in a improper way b. misusing them c. due to poor maintenance d. ALL OF THESE </li></ul><ul><li>Q2. For Electrical Portable tools, we should check before each use? </li></ul><ul><li>a. Broken insulation b. Broken guards c. Damaged plugs d. All of these. </li></ul><ul><li>Q3. If the workplace is poorly lighted, high speed rotating machinery may seem? </li></ul><ul><li>STATIONARY b. MOVING VERY FAST c. OK FOR WORKING </li></ul><ul><li>Q4. Power tools precautions are? </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t carry portable tools by the cord b. Don’t use electric cords to hoist or lower tools </li></ul><ul><li>c. Keep cords and hoses away from heat, oil, and sharp edges d. ALL THESE THINGS (a, b & c) </li></ul><ul><li>Q5. Which of following are steps for “TOOL SAFETY” ? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Check your tools regularly for wear and damage. 4. Use appropriate safety equipment </li></ul><ul><li>2. Use correct tool for the job 5. Keep hands clear of moving parts </li></ul><ul><li>3. Keep your tools clean and in good condition 6. All of above </li></ul>Test time – Have YOU been listening?