Hand & Power Tools

Course Description:

This course gives you a basic understanding about the prevention and elimination of work-related illnesses and injuries. Hand and power tools are a part of our everyday lives and help us to easily perform tasks that otherwise would be difficult or impossible. However, these simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries when used or maintained improperly. Special attention toward hand and power tool safety is necessary in order to reduce or eliminate these hazards.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • To understand standards and rules associated with hand and power tools
  • To explore guarding techniques or principles that apply to hand and power tools
  • To identify the precautions that are essential for safe use of hand and power tools

Lesson 1: Safe Use of Hand and Power Tools

This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • General Requirements
  • Hazards of Hand and Power Tools
  • Switches

Lesson 1 – Quiz – 5 questions @ 80%

Lesson 2: Classification of Tools

This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • Types of Tools
  • General Safety Precautions
  • The Case Study

Lesson 2 – Quiz – 5 questions @ 80%

Lesson 3: Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus

This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • Prime-Mover Guards
  • Shafting
  • Pulleys
  • Belt, Rope, and Chain Drives
  • Gears, Sprockets, and Chains
  • Guarding Friction Drives
  • Keys, Setscrews, and Other Projections
  • Collars and Couplings
  • Guarding of Clutches, Cutoff Couplings, and Clutch Pulleys
  • Belt Shifters, Clutches, Shippers, Poles, Perches, and Fasteners

Lesson 3 – Quiz – 5 questions @ 80%

Final Exam – 10 questions @ 70%