General power tool safety warnings / Start-up
1. Work area safety
a) Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
o not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence
of flammable liquids, gases or dust.
Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
c) Keep children and bystanders away
while operating a power tool. Distractio
can cause you to lose control.
2. Electrical safety
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet.
Never modify the plug in any way. Do
not use any adapter plugs with earthed
(grounded) power tools. Unmodiﬁed plug
and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or
grounded surfaces, such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if
your body is earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or
wet conditions. Water entering a power tool
will increase the risk of electric shock.
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 moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk
of electric shock.
When operating a power tool outdo
use an extension cord suitable for out-
door use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor
use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp
location is unavoidable, use a residual
current device (RCD) protected supply.
Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
3. Personal safety
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing
and use common sense when operat-
ing a power tool. Do not use a power
tool while you are tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medica-
tion. A moment of inattention while operating
power tools may result in serious personal injury.
b) Use personal protective equipment.
Always wear eye protection. Protective
equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for
appropriate conditions will reduce personal in-
c) Avoid accidental starting. Verify the po-
wer tool is switched oﬀ before connec-
ting it to the mains and / or connecting
the battery, picking it up, or carrying it.
Accidents can happen if you carry the device
with your ﬁnger on the ON / OFF switch or with
the device switched on.
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench
before turning the power tool on. A
wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part
of the power tool may result in personal injury.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper foot-
ing and balance at all times. This enables
better control of the power tool in unexpected
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from mov-
ing parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long
hair can be caught in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the connec-
tion of dust extraction and collection
facilities, ensure these are connected
and properly used. Use of dust collection
can reduce dust-related hazards.
4. Power tool use and care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the
correct power tool for your applica
The correct power tool will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
General power tool safety warnings