Poorly maintained portable tools in construction (either hand tools or powered
tools) present significant health and safety risks to the workers using them.
Constant care and adequate maintenance and storage are essential for the safe
use of portable tools at construction sites. In practice, this involves daily
visual inspections aimed at detecting signs of possible fault. Proper service
and maintenance helps eliminating / minimising the hazards and risks related to
the use of portable tools, but maintenance of portable tools also bears some
specific risks and it has to be done safely.
A new e-facts provides information on hazards and risks associated with
portable tools on construction sites and how to manage those risks.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work