Hand and Power Tools Specialist (HPTS)
$195.00 $155.00 (Premium Membership)
Hand and Power Tools Specialist (HPTS)


  • access_time 08:00 hours / 0.8 CEUs

Hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. These tools help us easily perform job tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible. This course is designed to provide the student with a summary of the basic safety procedures and safeguards associated with hand and portable power tools. In this couse we will discuss the various known hazards associated with the use of hand and power tools and methods you can apply to avoid disabling injuries, especially to the hands. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety, but we find that the average completion time is approximately 8 hours. You have up to six months to complete the course.

After completing this course, the participant will be able to:

• Define hand and power tool-related terminology.

• Explain the hazards and safety measures associated with hand and power tools.

• Explain the hazards and safety measures associated with specific tools.

• Explain the importance of guarding for avoiding hazards with certain tools.


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $95.

Non-discrimination Policy:

NASP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination.

Proprietary Interest Disclosure:

The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.