Tool-NET Issues Essential Safety Tips For All Power Tool Users
Released on: August 01, 2011, 5:34 pm
Tool-NET, a leading online power tool superstore, has issued
some simple safety tips that are applicable for all electrical power
tool users, regardless of the country in which they are using their
tools. Tool-NET’s superstore (www.tool-net.co.uk) stocks more than
6,500 power tools, gardening accessories, fixings, fastenings,
ancillaries and consumables. It has customers in more than 50 countries
across five continents. The essential safety tips, however, are
universal for all countries and all tools.
A spokesperson commented: “When using any electric tool, there are some simple
safety steps you can take that can greatly reduce any possible risks. Whether you
are using a jump start kit, a drill or a Clarke FG2000 generator, by taking a
few simple precautions and making some quick checks, you can stop potential
accidents and get your project completed safely.”
Firstly, Tool-NET advised exercising particular caution if working near liquids or
in damp conditions. This includes thinking carefully about where you store your
tools. They should not be stored anywhere that is damp. Electricity and moisture can
be a dangerous mix, so jobs such as washing down walls should be prepared for
carefully. Electrical tools should be removed from the room and electrical sockets
covered. If water is spilt over an electrical appliance, it should not be used until
it has completely dried out.
Secondly, Tool-NET advised that devices such as power breakers can help prevent a
tool malfunction leading to a dangerous accident. By stopping the power supply
automatically, these devices make power tool use safer in all conditions, but are
strongly advised if working outdoors or in damp conditions indoors.
The third essential electrical safety tip that Tool-NET offered concerns care of
your tool’s electrical cord. This should be regularly checked for damage, and the
tool should not be used if any is apparent. Knots in cords should be untangled
immediately, because they can lead to an excessive build-up of heat and present a
potential fire risk. To avoid damaging the cord, you should never carry a power tool
by the cord or yank it to remove its plug from a socket. The cord’s position should
be noted, as it can be a trip hazard, but also because it must not lie near sources
of heat, oil or any sharp edges that could cut it (including the cutting surface of
your power saw or your drill, for example).
Finally, Tool-NET advised that a power tool should always be unplugged when not in
use. This will avoid any possibility of the tool being started accidentally. When
servicing or changing the accessories for your power tool, always make sure first
that the tool is not plugged in.
Tool-NET suggested that these simple safety tips are applicable across all
electrical tools, wherever they are used and whoever is using them. Tool-NET’s
spokesperson concluded: “DIY enthusiasts and professionals all use electric tools to
get jobs done. Our safety tips will help them get them done safely.”
Tool-NET offers great prices on a wide variety of equipment and products from the
most famous names in tools.
Contact Details: Unit 3 Drayton Road
Tel. +44 (0) 1732 361 618
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