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Hand & Power Tools Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.


We Offer Three Types of Hand & Power Tools Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Hand & Power Tools certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Hand & Power Tools Training Course?

Our Hand & Power Tools safety training course is regulation-aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on the different types of guards, handles and switches, cutting ad fastening tools, and common hazards to watch for, and more.).

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

While this training encompasses many important safety standards, you will still need to familiarize yourself with any other federal, state, and local standards that apply to your specific workplace.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Hand & Power Tools Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 1910 Subpart P, Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment
  • 1910.242 – Hand and portable powered tools and equipment, general
  • 1910.243 – Guarding of portable powered tools
  • 1926 Subpart I – Tools – Hand and Power
  • 1926.300 – General requirements
  • 1926.302 – Power-operated hand tools
  • 1926.303 – Abrasive wheels and tools
  • 1926.304 – Woodworking
  • CAL/OSHA Requirements

  • 3384. – Hand Protection
  • 3556. – Hand and Portable Power Tools
  • 3557. – Switches and Controls for Portable Tools
  • 4184. – Guarding Requirements
  • Canada Standards

  • OHS Regulation: Part 12 Tools, Machinery and equipment
  • OHS Regulation: Part 07 Noise, vibration, radiation and temperature
  • Always read, refer to and follow all manufacturer guidelines as found in the operator manuals for your tool

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Hand & Power Tools Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who works with electricity must receive training prior to working on their own. The requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher training, The standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things Hand & Power Tools

    Did You Know?

    About 40% of electrical incidents involved 250 volts or less. (Source: NFPA)


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What are hand and power tools?

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    As the name implies, hand tools require manual power to operate. Then power tools, appropriately, are mechanically or electronically powered. This extra power makes them more efficient, but also more dangerous.

    Why is it important to use hand and power tools properly?

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    If you are using a hand or power tool incorrectly, then it is both more dangerous and less efficient. You will have to work harder for the same result and are more likely to damage yourself, the tool, or your surroundings.

    How common are power tool injuries?

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    Every year, power tool injuries result in approximately 400,000 emergency room visits, including both work and non-work-related incidents. More than 22,000 of these power tool accidents involve workers using nail guns.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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