How often should a tool be inspected?
OSHA Hand Tool Standards As a matter of company policy, hand tools should be inspected before use by your employees for signs of defects or misuse. For example, tools with wooden handles, such as hammers and axes, should not be used if the handle is splintered or cracked.
When should a tool be inspected?
Inspect tools for any damage prior to each use. Check the handle and body casing of the tool for cracks or other damage. If the tool has auxiliary or double handles, check to see that they installed securely.
Why tools and equipment must be inspected regularly?
The purpose of an inspection is to identify whether work equipment can be operated, adjusted and maintained safely, with any deterioration detected and remedied before it results in a health and safety risk.
Why should tools be inspected?
Regular tool inspections are ideal to prevent unnecessary injuries and accidents on the job. If you notice a tool in some way is malfunctioning or broken, it should be properly noted. That way someone else doesn’t try to use it and get hurt.
What is tool inspection?
Inspection tools help inspectors to collect data. This data could be visual, thermal, or related to thickness measurements. The specific type of data needed for an inspection will be determined by the inspection requirements, which will in turn determine the types of inspection tools needed for the job.
How often you conduct an inspection of your tools Why?
Equipment should receive an initial thorough examination, which is usually carried out by the manufacturer or supplier prior to supply. Subsequent thorough examinations should be carried out annually, except for equipment used to lift persons. This must be examined every six months.
How do I write a workplace inspection report?
Elements of a useful safety inspection report
- Comprehensive recordkeeping. Workplace safety programs require comprehensive records of any safety lapses in the work area being inspected.
- Data analysis. Familiarize yourself with all documented procedures and work practices, as well as all equipment.
- Cite good practices.