Safe Use of Portable Hand Tools



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Course Objectives

This course provides an awareness of how to safely use portable hand tools. You will learn about the associated legislation and types of tools commonly used in the oil & gas and energy industry, looking in detail at both manual and powered hand tools.

You will gain an understanding on the potential hazards and associated injuries, along with practical advice and knowledge on the rules and preventative measures that you should take to reduce risk and operate safely in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the different types of portable hand tools used in the oil and gas industry
  • List the legislation applicable to portable hand tools
  • Describe workplace controls for portable hand tools
  • Explain why hand tools can be hazardous
  • Describe the potential hazards of hand tools and why injuries happen
  • List the basic safety rules for working with hand tools
  • List the PPE required to use hand tools
  • List the three energy sources for portable power tools offshore
  • Explain the pros and cons of each power tool energy source
  • List the potential hazards of portable power tools
  • Describe the safety devices fitted to portable power tools
  • Describe the safe operation of power tools
  • Explain the prevention of hazards through maintenance
  • List the safety rules for the operation of power tools
  • Explain how operators control risk in relation to power tool operation

    Additional Information

  • Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Language: English
  • Knowledge Check: 23 Questions Final Assessment

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows (7,8,10) and Apple Mac
  • Browsers: Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Additional Hardware: Please ensure that you have headphones or speakers


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