How to Stay Safe with Tools

High Quality, Heavy & Small Plant, Tools & Equipment for Hire in Chelmsford


tool hirePower tools are great for getting jobs done around the home and business in Chelmsford, and access equipment can keep us safe at the same time. There are some things to be aware of though before embarking on DIY tasks to avoid accidents. General safety tips for manual and power tools include – :


  • Buying quality tools, [or hiring them from a reputable source such as Rhinos Plant Hire]
  • Keeping them properly maintained and Inspecting them regularly for faults or damage
  • Wearing protective equipment like gloves, tying hair back and not having anything dangling that could get caught
  • Taking extra care while working if people are nearby
  • Using the correct tool for the job
  • If taking tools up a ladder placing them in a bucket or bag
  • Taking care when working at height not to allow tools to drop and harm somebody below
  • Using a clamp or vice to secure work so it can’t slip
  • Carrying sharp tools in a toolbox or similar, not in your pocket
  • Making sure floors are dry to avoid slipping when using tools
  • Not allowing cables to present a tripping hazard
  • Not carrying tools by their cables
  • Avoiding using electric tools in wet conditions, unless they are intended for that purpose


The most popular first power tools that people buy are usually : –

  • Drill/drivers
  • Electric sanders
  • Jigsaws
  • Cordless screwdrivers
  • Rotary tools

Many people take pride in their tool collection and save their pennies to buy the best quality they can afford. This is a great idea, but in the meantime you can always hire the tools you need from Rhinos. You are assured a high quality, well maintained range to choose from.


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