Operator Examination for Powder Actuated Tools

Please answer following questions, you can select multiple answer where necessary.

* 1. Operators, assistants and bystanders must wear eye and hearing protection when using Powder Actuated Tools or in an area where tools are being used.
* 2. Before using any Blue Point low velocity tool, the operator must check to be sure the tool is unloaded, in good mechanical condition, no foreign objects in the barrel, and the safety features are working properly.
* 3. Placing a hand or finger over the fastener end of a loaded tool can result in serious injury.
* 4. A warning sign stating "Powder Actuated Tool in Use" is not required to be posted in the work area where tools are being used.
* 5. Never leave a loaded tool unattended.
* 6. It is not important to read the entire tool manual before operating the tool.
* 7. The loading sequence for Powder Actuated Tools is "Fastener First, Chamber Powder Load Last."
* 8. Never place your finger on the trigger of a tool until you are ready to make the fastening.
* 9. Keeping the tool perpendicular to the work surface is not important to insure proper fastening.
* 10. Test fastening should always be made with the lowest power level available for the tool.
* 11. The spall guard supplied with the tools by the manufacturer must be used on the tool whenever possible.
* 12. When raising the loaded Blue Point tool, one must be careful not to bump the tool on the end and cause an accidental discharge.
* 13. Power loads should be stored in a secured, cool, dry place.
* 14. Any material not passing the "Center Punch Test" is not suitable for powder actuated fastening.
* 15. The operator must inspect the base material to be certain it consists of mild steel, concrete, or other solid non-brittle masonry material.
* 16. When fastening into structural steel, the thickness of the steel is not important.
* 17. Safe use of Blue Point Powder Actuated Tools is the responsibility of the operator.
* 18. "Getting the point through" when fastening into steel provides maximum holding value.
* 19. Every Powder tool operator must know, understand, and follow the misfire procedure, should a misfire be encountered during tool use.
* 20. Which of the following contribute to minimize "fishhooking" in masonry materials:
* 21. Operators safety is the most important factor when considering a powder actuated tool application.
* 22. Which of those daily steps that an operator should always perform prior to using a Blue Point Powder Actuated Tool.
* 23. Which of the following are suitable base materials for Blue Point power actuated fasteners?
* 24. The holding value of a fastener in concrete is affected by concrete strength, type of aggregate, fastener shank diameter, depth of penetration and spacing and edge distance.
* 25. All operators and helpers must wear safety goggles and other appropriate personal protective items that job conditions warrants while using Powder Actuated Tools.
* 26. The operator should never place their hand over the end of the muzzle of a Blue Point tool to cock or close the tool.
* 27. Tightening a nut on a threaded stud creates a pulling or tension load on the stud which could weaken the fastening if over tightened.
* 28. The spall guard provided with all Bluepiont tools should be used when needed to keep the tool perpendicular to the work surface.
* 29. Only the tool repair parts manufactured by Blue Point should be used to repair the Blue Point Actuated Tools. Each manufacturer deigns their tool parts to their own specifications.
* 30. One cause of inconsistent fastener penetration is failing to fully resent the piston prior to each fastening.
* 31. Any material not passing the center punch test is not suitable for powder actuated fasteners.
* 32. You can fasten into cracked or spalled areas of concrete.
* 33. When fastening into concrete, the base material thickness must be at least 5 times the shank penetration.


Test for Color Blindness

Fill in the correct number for each color listed bellow.


COLOR        NUMBER
Yellow       

Gray          

Purple       

Green       

Red           

Brown       

I AM NOT color deficient in my vision and have demonstrated my ability to distinguish the load power levels used by Blue Point fasteners according to color and power level number system.