Test yourself on hand-held machines

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Hand-held machines can be heavy to carry, and there may be a great risk of having to stand for a long time in the same position. Your lower arms will typically work overtime, and this can make your muscles and tendons tired and tender, and cause major problems.

Test yourself and find out whether you are ready to work with hand-held machines.

Electric tools must be inspected at least
once a week.
once a month.
every two months.
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It is important to make sure your tool is always checked. However, you must inspect your electronic tools at least once every two months so that you can preempt any accidents.

Hand-held machines can...
... be used as dumbbells.
... sometimes can be operated with your feet
... causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the muscles, tendons and joints.
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When you operate hand-held machines, you may often they are very heavy and you might suffer from pain and swelling in the muscles and joints. This pain often occurs in the neck and shoulders, arms and hands. However, it can also occur throughout your body, so take care to use these machines and your body in the right way.

All machines on the building site must be
CE-labelled.
locked up at night.
labelled with the name of the company.
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All machines, technical aids and contract machinery must be CE-labelled and maintained properly.

The cutter...
...must not be too worn.
...must be intact.
...must fit the machine.
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It is important to make sure the cutter is intact when you start working. Also make sure that the safety screen is fitted correctly.

Strains may, for example, include
work that you do not think is fun.
monotonous monitoring work
when you have forgotten your lunchbox
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There are many forms of strain which increase the risk of injury and problems. Among other things, monotonous monitoring work is a strain because you perform the same movement over and over again.

If you cannot find the manual and have trouble finding out how the tool works, you have to
try different things to see if they work
hold off on using the tool until you have found the instructions for use
get rid of the tool
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Hand-held machines can be dangerous, so it is important to make sure that you are always 100% certain about what the instructions for use tell you about the machine.

Even if all safety requirements are met, there are some machines that you must not use if you are
under 18
under 15
over 80
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There are quite specific rules on the use of machines, and a lot of them must not be used by people under 18.

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