Hand tools, portable power-driven tools

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16. Hand tools, portable power-driven tools
16.1. Hand tools
Materials and construction
16.1.1. Hand tools and implements should be of material
of good quality and appropriate for the work for which they will
be used.
16.1.2. Wooden handles of hand tools and implements should
be of hard, straight-grained wood free from cracks and knots.
16.1.3. Handles of hand tools and implements should be
fitted carefully to the heads, finished smooth, and kept securely
fastened to them.
16.1.4. The handles of machetes and similar cutting tools
should have a projection that prevents the hand from slipping
on to the blade.
Maintenance
16.1.5. Hand tools and implements should be tempered,
dressed and repaired by competent persons.
16.1.6. The cutting edges of cutting tools should be kept
sharp.
16.1.7. Heads of hammers, wedges and other shock tools
should be dressed or ground to a suitable radius on the edge as
soon as they begin to mushroom or crack.
Transport
16.1.8. While being transported, the edges or points of sharp-
edged or sharp-pointed hand tools such as axes should be so
placed, buried or sheathed as to prevent danger.
16.1.9. Sharp-edged and sharp-pointed tools should not be
carried on bicycles unless they are so protected by sheaths and
secured in position as not to cause danger.
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