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    Instructional Tool Signs (Do's and Dont's)

    So, just about anyone in this forum probably knows the basics of how not to abuse a tool. (Not using a Pulaski as a pry bar, don't swing a McLeod overhead, etc)

    Does anyone have a good way to remind volunteers of the Do's and Don'ts of trail tool use?

    The local club has a trailer to store the tools and I was thinking a few signs like the typical No SMOKING sign that have some icons of people doing the wrong thing with different tools.

    I guess, just a printed list of instructions would work just as well.

    I know the best way to do this is to remind people before the workday starts but sometimes we get people showing up late or wandering around the parking lot.

    I was wondering if anyone had a sign or something they kept with their tools to try and make them last a little longer.

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    Single(Pivot)and Happy
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    Physical demonstration is your best tool of instruction. Pictures don't relay specific enough information, plus pictures can be overlooked. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boulder Pilot
    Physical demonstration is your best tool of instruction. Pictures don't relay specific enough information, plus pictures can be overlooked. Good luck.
    I agree. We always give a safety and proper usage talk with the volunteers before beginning work. We haven't had any issues with improper usage yet that resulted in a broken tool.

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