OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 25 Tools, Equipment and Machinery

Section 374 Actuated fastening tool

An actuated fastening tool is a tool that uses a pneumatic, hydraulic, explosive or electric source of energy to bring about its action. Improper use of an actuated fastening tool can cause serious injury or death. The trigger of an actuated fastening tool should not operate unless the worker is in control of the tool and is holding the trigger in the ON position. The trigger should not be mechanically held in the ON position unless the manufacture’s specifications permits it to be operated in this way. Workers must be trained to properly use such tools.

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