SPA Module – Hand Held Tools and Equipment

SPA Module – Hand Held Tools and Equipment

Course Aim

To build on basic health and safety information by concentrating on risks specifically associated with Hand Held Tools and Equipment

To understand the implications of: risk of personal injury, cost to the business, job security, environment not properly considered

Learning Objectives

To ensure delegates know what hand held tools and equipment are, and to be aware of the associated risks.

On completion of this module delegates will be able to:

Define the terms hand tool and equipment

Identify the common injuries arising from their use

Know how to select the correct tool for the job

Use a tool safely


  • Definition of hand tools and work equipment
  • General hand tools
  • Common injuries
  • Safe use of hand tools
  • Portable power tools
  • Portable electric tools
  • Testing and checks
  • Using portable electric tools
  • Pneumatic tools

Success Indicators

Assessment results: Should show acceptable theoretical understanding increase in the awareness of hand held tools and equipment.