Safe use of pneumatic nailing and stapling equipment
Permit only trained and experienced workers to operate pneumatic nailing and stapling tools.
Wear proper eye and hearing protection.
Make sure the tool is maintained in safe operating condition.
Inspect the tool before connecting to the air supply.
Check safety mechanisms if applicable.
Ensure the screws and cylinder caps are securely tightened.
Make sure the air pressure is as specified by the manufacturer of the tool.
Before using, check that the tool is properly connected to the air supply and is in working order, with the safety mechanism operable.
Do not operate the tool at air pressures above the manufacturer’s specifications.
Always handle the tool as if it contains fasteners.
Always use a work-contacting element that limits the contact area to one as small as practicable.
Make sure the mechanical linkage between the work-contacting element and the trigger is enclosed.
Disconnect the tool from the air supply and exhaust all air from the tool by squeezing the trigger
Not in use, or
Cleaning or adjusting, or
Clearing a blockage
Use only fasteners recommended by the manufacturer of the tool,and follow the manufacturer’s instructions when reloading.
Do not point the tool at yourself or any other person.
Do not squeeze the trigger unless the nosepiece of the tool is directed at a safe work surface.
Do not transport or load the tool with your finger on the trigger.
Do not secure the trigger in the ON position.
Do not overreach when using the tool.
Ensure you have the right amount of air pressure for the size and type of nail you are using. Caution: Too much pressure can cause a nail to go right through the material and could cause serious injury to other workers.
Follow the manufacturer’s safe operating procedures when using nailers powered by butane.
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