Tips For Safely Handling Tools At Work

Misuse or misplacement of tools and equipment at the workplace can lead to unfortunate health and safety issues, which can often be avoided by abiding by some very simple safety practices. Keep your workers safe by enlightening them about the safety practices which can show them how to carry or store tools when they aren’t being used. Provide them with the following tips.

  • Ensure that they don’t carry tools up or down a ladder in a way that stops them from holding onto the ladder properly. It’s a better idea to hoist your tools up and down in a strong bag or in a bucket instead it carrying it themselves.
  • Ensure that they are very careful when handing their tools to another employee. They should do it with care, not toss them. Ensure that the tools are always passed with their handles towards the recipient or they should be passed in their carrier.
  • Ensure that pointed tools are not carried in workers’ pockets, but instead in a toolbox, in a tool pouch or a tool belt (pointed downwards) or in the hand, pointed away from the body.
  • Ensure that tools are never left lying around, but are put away when not in use.

A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.





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