188.8.131.52 Tool Storage. For easy retrieval, keep tools on a tool board or in a toolbox.
Keep the board or box clean and, if appropriate, paint it once a year. In general, tools
not in their proper places should be in use; if not, find them and return them to their
Tool Inspection. It is a good practice to inspect tools every month.
Damaged or worn tools can be replaced and edged tools (chisels, planes) kept sharp if
they are regularly checked. Clean and lubricate tools before returning them to storage.
Caution and Usage. Do not use a screwdriver as a chisel, pliers as a
wrench, or a wrench as a hammer. Do not use toothed-jaw (stillson-type) wrenches on
hard rubber pipe, bolts, or nuts.
Equipment and Supplies. In addition to proper tools, a water treatment
plant should be adequately supplied with the equipment, implements, and supplies that
are essential to proper maintenance. Good housekeeping is a part of maintaining
buildings and grounds and a part of operating equipment. Thus, in-house equipment
and materials usually include housekeeping and gardening tools, equipment, and
supplies. Table 50 lists the suggested implements. Table 51 lists materials and
supplies to keep at the facility.