Safety rules – Northern Industrial Tools 2 HP / 4 GALLON AIR COMPRESSOR User Manual

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1. Know your tool. Read this manual carefully.

Learn the tool’s applications and limitations, as

well as specific potential hazards peculiar to it.

2. Ground all tools. If the tool is equipped with three-

pin plug, it should be plugged into a three-pin

electrical socket. Never remove the ground pin.

3. Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such

as pipes, radiators, ranges, and refrigerators.

There is an increased risk of electric shock if

your body is grounded.

4. Do not expose tool to moisture. Don’t use this

tool in damp or wet locations. Keep out of rain.

5. Do not abuse cord. Never use the cord to carry

tools or pull the plug from an outlet. Keep cord

away from heat, sharp edges or moving parts.

Replace damaged cords immediately. Damaged

cords increase the risk of electric shock.

6. Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before

turning the tool on. A wrench or key that is left

attached to a moving part of the tool may result

in personal injury.

7. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or

dark work areas invite accidents.

8. Keep children away. All children should be kept

away from the work area. Never let a child

handle a tool without strict adult supervision.

9. Do not operate this tool if under the influence of

alcohol or drugs. Read warning labels on

prescriptions to determine if your judgment or

reflexes are impaired while taking drugs. If there

is any doubt, do not attempt to operate.

10. Use safety equipment. Eye protection should be

worn at all times when operating this tool. Use

ANSI approved safety glasses. Everyday

eyeglasses are NOT safety glasses. Dust mask,

non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing

protection should be used in appropriate conditions.

11. Wear proper apparel. Loose clothing, gloves,

neckties, rings, bracelets, or other jewelry may

present a potential hazard when operating this

tool. Please keep all apparel clear of the tool.

12. Don’t overreach. Keep proper footing and

balance at all times when operating this tool.

13. Always disconnect the tool from power source

before making any adjustments, storing,

servicing, or changing accessories. Such

preventative safety measures reduce the risk of

starting the tool accidentally.

14. Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your

application. The correct tool will do the job better

and safer at the rate for which it was designed.

15. Do not use the tool if the switch does not turn it

on and off. Any tool that cannot be controlled with

the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.

16. Check for damage. Check your tool regularly. If

part of the tool is damaged it should be carefully

inspected to make sure that it can perform its

intended function correctly. If in doubt, the part

should be repaired. Refer all servicing to a qualified

technician. Consult your dealer for advice.

17. Keep away from flammables. Do not attempt to

operate this tool near flammable materials or

combustibles. Failure to comply may cause

serious injury or death.

18. Store idle tools out of the reach of children and

untrained persons. Tools may be dangerous in

the hands of untrained users.

19. Maintain tools with care. Keep tools sharp and

clean. Properly maintained tools, with sharp

cutting edges, are less likely to bind and are

easier to control.

20. Never exceed the pressure rating of any

component in system.

21. Protect material and air lines from damage or

puncture. Keep hose and power cable away

from sharp objects, moisture, chemicals, oil, etc.

22. Check condition of hoses before each use. Do

not use a damaged hose. If hose is damaged,

replace immediately.

23. Read, understand and comply with all warning

labels on unit.

24. Drain tank of moisture after each use. If

Compressor is not to be used for extended

periods of time, leave tank drain valve open to

allow moisture to completely drain from tank.

25. Do not tamper with Safety Valve. The Safety

Valve is factory set for your model air

compressor. Any user adjustments to Safety

Valve will automatically void warranty.

26. Air compressors get hot while in operation.

NEVER touch the motor, discharge tubing or

compressor pump while in operation.

27. The Compressor operates automatically while

the motor is turned on.

28. Compressed air from the unit may contain

carbon monoxide. Air produced is not suitable

for breathing purposes.

29. Always use a respirator when spraying paint

or chemicals.

30. The air pressure switch is set at the factory for

optimum performance of your equipment. Never

attempt to bypass or remove this switch as

serious damage to equipment or personal injury

could result from excessive air pressure.