188.8.131.52 SAFE WORKING TOOLS
Safe tools must be
free from oil or dirt
fit for the intended use.
Special care needs to be taken when using power tools. These should be checked
before use and
power tools should only be handled by trained personnel
safety guards must be in place
when switched on, the power tool should not jump or move
electric cables must be intact to prevent short circuiting or electric
there should be sufficient lighting and adequate ventilation in the
a permit-to-work procedure should be in place for the use of power tools.
The Master and his/her officers should ensure that any crew member using power
tools knows how to switch the power tool OFF before switching it ON!
The Master should ensure that all defective tools are either
removed, stored away and marked as defective
disposed of in a safe and responsible manner, or