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Power Tool Inspection

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Tools-Hand & Power standards provide information requirements for both OSHA 29-CFR 1910 General and 1926 Construction Industry and will assist you in complying with requirements for your company.

Tools shall be visually inspected at the beginning of each shift to ensure that the tools are in safe and usable condition. All damaged and/or defective tools will be immediately reported to the supervisor and/or authorized repair personnel. Only authorized repair personnel will perform maintenance and repairs on hand and portable power tools. Prior to use the tool shall be tested each day before loading to see that safety devices are in proper working order in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended procedure.

Written or electronic records of inspection should be kept on file for the service life of product.

Periodic Inspection:

During inspection, equipment with damages or deficiencies, not limited to below list, will be taken out of service for repair or replacement. 

  • Electrical cords, plugs, end connections & ground fault indicators
  • Fractured handles
  • Shields, guards, or attachments
  • Worn or bent
  • Cutting edges
  • Mushroomed edges
  • Hoses
  • Warning tags, placards, decals
  • Missing or loose parts

Note: A Power Tool inspection report will be written for each system detailing the inspection and deficiencies found.  Any deficiencies listed shall be carefully examined and determination made as to whether they constitute a safety hazard. To follow will be a Repair parts quote providing suggested repairs and costs.

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