Examine all hand and powered tools before using them. Don’t attempt makeshift repairs. If the tool is defective, discard it or tag it so you or another person won’t be tempted to use it.
These are some of the problems to look for:
- Flattened or chipped heads on striking tools.
- Loose or cracked handles.
- Broken wiring on power tools.
- Insulation that has been damaged.
- Missing guards.
Keep a strong Questioning Attitude when doing your inspection.
Don’t be a fool and use a broken tool.