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TM 5-684/NAVFAC MO-2OO/AFJMAN 32-1082
d. Handling and storage. Workers share respon-
at least once a month, if they have not been in
sibility with their foreman and supervisor for the
continued safe condition of live-line tools.
15-19. Repair of live-line tools.
(1) Handling. Keep tools dry and free from
dirt. Before storing, thoroughly dry all tools that
Major repairs to live-line tools, such as repairing
have been subjected to dampness. Protect tools
split poles, damaged parts, and parts out of align-
transported in trucks to prevent formation of scars
ment, should be done by the manufacturer if the
and abrasions. Use waterproof canvas bags, or com-
facility does not have competent and trained per-
partments with padded hooks or bins built into the
sonnel. Generally, if there is no roughness on the
truck. Place tools not in use in their proper con-
surface of a live-line tool and it meets electronic and
tainer, compartment, or rack. Never lay tools on the
moisture tests, there is no need for repair. Small
surface ruptures and small voids beneath the sur-
(2) Storage. All tools not being transported
face may need repair. Electrical tests, such as high-
will be stored in a dry, warm location and will
potential or dielectric-loss tests, should follow any
not be tampered with or handled by unauthor-
such repairs. Tests should be performed either by
ized personnel. Wood tools require special care
qualified personnel either under contract, or by fa-
as temperature changes can cause warping.
cility workers who are familiar with the test re-
Store tools in bins and racks away from dirt,
quirements of IEEE 978. Never repair damaged
moisture, and ultraviolet rays. Inspect tools,
sticks with nails or friction tape.
15-20. Hand tool safety.
15-22. Power tool electric shock hazard
The following minimum safe practices have been
abstracted from facility safety manuals. These in-
The following safe practices should be followed for
clude the general tool safety requirements which,
power tools.
a. Electrically-powered tools. All portable electric
when ignored, most frequently lead to accidents;
and the specific practices required to prevent elec-
handtools shall:
trical shock hazards.
(1) Be equipped with three-wire cord having
the ground wire permanently connected to the tool
15-21. General requirements for hand tools.
frame and a means for grounding the other end: or
The following tool removal safe practices and dos
(2) Be connected to the power supply by means
and don'ts should be observed in the use of hand
of an isolating transformer, or other isolated power
supply: or
a. Removal. Remove damaged tools and replace
(3) Be of the double-insulated type and perma-
them with new ones. Replace cracked or splintered
nently labeled as "Double Insulated." (The use of
handles or grips.
double-insulated tools should comply with depart-
b. DOS. Use hand lines and canvas tool bags, or
mental policy.)
b. Hydraulically-powered tools. All hydraulic
other suitable containers, to raise or lower tools to
or from the working position. Dress cold chisels and
tools which are used on or around energized lines or
center punches, as required, to prevent dangerous
equipment shall use nonconducting hoses having
adequate strength for the normal operating pres-
c. Don'ts. Do not raise or lower rubber protec-
c. Pneumatically-powered tools. All pneumatic
tive equipment in the same bag with tools and
materials. Do not use screw drivers with metal
tools which are used on or around energized lines or
shanks extending through the handles, while per-
equipment shall:
forming electrical work. Do not use measuring tapes
(1) Have nonconducting hoses with adequate
or measuring ropes, which are metal or contain con-
strength for the normal operating pressures, and
ductive strands, while working on or near energized
(2) Have an accumulator on the compressor to
collect moisture.


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