Safe Project: Use of Tools

Created by Chris Guarniere, Modified on Tue, 02 Apr 2024 at 05:30 PM by Chris Guarniere

The Safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees, and communities is our top priority. This document outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders and other volunteers must consider for Scouting service projects that include the use of tools. It is not intended to cover the use of tools integrated into advancement requirements (o.e, merit badges, handbooks, or adventures).


If it is not practical to meet these protocols, do not conduct the activity or service project.


Resources SAFE: 

https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safe/ SAFE Service Project Planning Checklist: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/healthsafety/pdf/680-027.pdf Prohibited Activities (See numbers 16 & 17): https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss07/#b Ladder Safety Moment: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/ladder-safety/ Portable Hand and Power Tools Checklist (NIOSH): https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-101/chklists/r1n50p~1.htm 



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