Alert 04 – 24 Hazards Using Portable Powered Tools

Alert 04 – 24 Hazards Using Portable Powered Tools


There have been at least two instances recently where portable powered grinders or cutting wheels have been found in use on company sites without guards fitted. Operating these tools and saws without proper guarding is a breach of regulations on Guarding of Portable Powered Tools. Operating these tools without guards is also an extremely hazardous act, which has resulted in death and serious injury on numerous occasions within the Oil and Gas Industry.

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