Hammer Safety

Use of any striking tool carries with it potential risks.

Every care should be taken to prevent possible personal injury or damage to the tool and workpiece.

Never use these soft faced hammers as a non-sparking tool in hazardous areas.

For Spark Resistant tools please contact our sister company Safety Tools Ltd through their website www.safetytools.co.uk

Some rules for hammer safety.

  • ALWAYS wear safety goggles when using striking tools
  • ALWAYS inspect the hammer before beginning the task to be sure it is not damaged and that all parts are secure. Be certain that replaceable faces are fitted securely into the head. On split-head hammers, be sure that the face and handle securing screws are periodically retightened, as necessary.
  • NEVER use a light weight hammer on tasks that require heavy blows. Choose a hammer of sufficient weight so that only a natural swing is required. Let the weight of the hammer do the work.
  • NEVER use a hammer with a split or damaged handle. The practice of taping a cracked handle is dangerous and can result in injury to the user as well as nearby personnel.
  • ALWAYS replace striking faces before they wear down far enough to allow the body of the hammer head to contact the work surface.
  • NEVER use a hammer with a loose handle. Loose handles should be replaced or fitted with new wedges of the proper size. Replacement handles should be of the same length and quality as the original.