GENERAL SAFETY RULES
1. Work area safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust.
c. Keep children and bystanders away while
operating a power tool.
2. Electrical safety
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never
modify the plug in any way.
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces, such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for
carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool.
Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or
e. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use.
f. If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a residual current device
(RCD) protected supply.
3 Personal safety
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool.
Do not use a power tool while you are tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol or
b. Use personal protective equipment. Always
wear eye protection.
c. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the
switch is in the off-position before connecting
to power source and/or battery pack, picking
up or carrying the tool.
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before
turning the power tool on.
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times.
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves
away from moving parts.
g. If devices are provided for the connection of
dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure
these are connected and properly used.
4. Power tool use and care
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct