Hand Tool Safety

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Use of tools makes many tasks easier. However, the same tools that assist us, if improperly used or maintained, can create significant hazards in our work areas. Employees who use tools must be properly trained to use, adjust, store and maintain tools properly. The greatest hazards posed by hand tools result from misuse and improper maintenance.

Learning Outcomes of Hand Tool Safety training


  • A review of how often tools are used at the workplace and how dangerous they can be.
  • Information on different types of tools and the injuries they can cause
  • Chronic and serious health conditions that can arise from tools, such as hearing loss, respiratory problems, and back injuries.
  • The differences between handling power tools and non-motorized tools.

Safety Procedures:

  • Keeping tools in good condition.
  • The importance of selecting the correct tool for the job.
  • Staying focused and only using tools with a clear mind.
  • Inspecting tools each time you use them for issues that could lead to injury.

Additional types of tools:

  • How to safely work with electric tools and gasoline powered tools.
  • Checking work area for potential hazards.


  • Estimating risk involved in job and selecting proper safety gear including hard hat, goggle, boots.
  • When to use Respiratory Protective Equipment to avoid breathing issues.

Who can take the Hand Tool Safety training?

Almost every employee uses some type of tool during the day to accomplish tasks. Whether it's a screwdriver or jack hammer, organization must ensure safety.

Benefits of Hand Tool Safety training

On successful completion of this training, participant would be able to:-

  • Keep tools properly organized and maintained,
  • Understand the potential hazards of each tool,
  • Use the correct tool for the job,
  • Find tools that work best for them,
  • Inspect their work areas to make sure they compliant and safe,
  • Wear suitable PPE for using different tools.