The right tool for the job
Posted on : 17-03-2020 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates
It’s an old cliche but an important one. Using the right tool for the job you’re doing makes life a lot easier. It also makes your job safer and go quicker.
Whether you’re doing a renovation or working on a construction site you need to take care. A worksite can be a dangerous place and present many hazards if you aren’t cautious. One of the best ways to reduce any risks is to thoroughly assess the potential dangers with your team before even making a start on the project. Utilizing these tool box topics will help you and your team to customize specific safety talks that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, to refresh your mind if you need reassuring. This can help to significantly lower the possibility of injuries or safety breaches. Of course, this isn’t the only hazard that you need to think about.
You don’t want to add additional risk by using the wrong tool for the job you’re doing or the right tool in the wrong way. This goes for all staff on the construction site. It’s vital that everyone knows what they’re doing, so they can do it correctly. Employees need to keep their coworkers safe and themselves. However, accidents can happen. If an accident does occur on a construction site and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to some worker’s compensation. When trying to gain compensation, you might want to get some help from Paige & Campbell, for example, to ensure you get the best compensation you can. Workplace accidents can be serious, so it’s important to get the compensation you deserve.
Using the correct tool for the job you’re doing will also get the job done correctly and likely quicker than trying to use the incorrect tool. You’ll likely end up with a better-finished product as well. Cutting corners and making do with what you have may lead to an inferior product.
Here are some safety tips for using tools on the job site.
– Never use a cracked rusted, broken or splintered tool. Always inspect your hand tools before beginning a job.
– Repair or replace worn or cut power cords.
– Tools such as sockets and wrenches that are worn should be replaced to prevent slippage
– Utilize tools with a properly designed ergonomic grip
– Dull blades take more force to cut
– Always wear safety equipment. Gloves, eyewear, ear protection for power tools and a steel toe welding boot pair, the necessary safety gear such as these work boots found on this store with cat workwear available, as well as hard-hats and high-visibility clothing should always be worn on construction sites and is even mandatory by law in the majority of locations.
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