WHAT CAN TOOL BOXES HELP WITH? Where to buy them? What to look for in them?
Portable tool boxes
The workshop tends to be a neglected part of the house. Because workshops tend to be visited only when the car needs tuning in or the dish washer needs to be fixed, many people don’t see the point of keeping them clean and organized all the time. Maybe not until someone trips over a tool or gets injured by a falling wrench from the top shelf, or when one needs to urgently fix something but cannot because the necessary tools are nowhere to be found. It can be really irritating when your rolling tool chest or the portable tool boxes are nowhere in sight when you need them the most. Such inconveniences can be avoided by following a systematic way of keeping your working tools. Keeping track of the compartments in which each of your working tools and materials are stored through a checklist is a good thing to do. This can be really helpful especially when you are trying to maintain a big workshop. Labelling all the materials and compartments is also a very eﬀective way of organizing. Segregate tools by size and usage in order to keep things organized. Organizing your workshop might mean diﬀerently from cleaning your workshop. Wiping oﬀ dust and keeping the floor dry are important in making your workshop a safer place to work in. Dust and moist tend to make surfaces slippery and could heighten incidences of falls and other related injuries. Regular cleaning of hand tools and gadgets help keep the eﬃciency of the work you do in the workshop. Sprays and fumes are generally stored in workshops, hence, it is of utmost importance to keep it adequately ventilated. Safety is compromised in workshops that are lacking in proper ventilation. The easiest way to keep your workshop well-ventilated is by placing a fan inside. You should select the size and style of fan that best fits your workshop. For bigger rooms, industrial fans are recommended, while box type fans will suﬃce for tiny spaces. The tools, materials, and substances contained and utilized in a workshop are diﬀerent from the regular contents of any waste bin at home. Proper segregation of waste from your workshop should be observed as there are sharps, aqueous wastes, and other unsafe materials that could be disposed of in your workshop. Glass bottles that are not broken should be set aside for recycling, while light bulbs which usually contain mercury should be turned in to the Porterage service. Sharps bin must be provided for all sharp wastes. These guidelines altogether promote safety and eﬃciency in your workshop. With these, work can be done better and injuries can be reduced.
Portable tool boxes