Pneumatic Nail Gun Safe System of Work


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Product Description


The operator is responsible for ensuring that the Pneumatic nail gun is only operated in a safe condition and in a safe manner and that he/she has been duly authorised and trained in its safe use.

1. PRE-Operation:

  • Check that nails have been correctly loaded into the gun.
  • Check that the compressed air hose is in good condition and free from damage.
  • Check that the compressed air hose has been correctly attached to the gun.

2. Commencement of pneumatic nail gun operations:

  • Only use this equipment as per directions in user manual.
  • This form of equipment must not be used in close proximity to other workers.
  • Always keep hands and limbs clear of work piece and away from nail gun.
  • Hold gun to object to be nailed and hold steady when firing.
  • Do not carry or re-position the nail gun with the trigger depressed.

3. After use:

  • Place nail gun down before preparing next work piece.
  • Ensure good housekeeping practices are in place to minimise waste build-up.
  • Detach compressed air hose and return hose to air compressor.
  • Regularly inspect and maintain nail gun and parts.
  • Return nail gun to storage area.

It is important for all employers to have a health and safety policy in place and for those companies who employ more than 5 employees, it is a legal requirement. Make sure that you have the correct health and safety documents in the workplace and that they are not out of date.

The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the legislation dealing with health & safety in the workplace and is usually governed by local authorities who make the necessary checks and visits to companies to ensure that the rules and regulations of the act are complied with.

A health & safety policy should be written by someone in your place of work, preferably by someone who has taken a course in health and safety and is aware of the responsibilities. The templates you can download will help you to create a policy which is clear and easily understood by the work force.

A health & safety document usually comprises of three elements which are:

  • A statement outlining how safety procedures will be managed in the workplace.
  • How safety is to managed and who is responsible for safety procedures
  • How health & safety activities are managed.
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