Safety Information

Diagnostic Tool Safety Manual (PDF's)

Important Safety Instructions

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For your own safety, the safety of others, and to prevent damage to the product and vehicles upon which it is used, it is important that all instructions and safety messages in this manual and the accompanying Important Safety Instructions manual be read and understood by all persons operating, or coming into contact with the product, before operating. We suggest you store a copy of each manual near the product in sight of the operator.

For your safety, read all instructions. Use your diagnostic tools only as described in the tool user’s manual. Use only manufacturer recommended parts and accessories with your diagnostic tools.

This product is intended for use by properly trained and skilled professional automotive technicians. The safety messages presented throughout this manual and the accompanying Important Safety Instructions manual are reminders to the operator to exercise extreme care when using this product.

There are many variations in procedures, techniques, tools, and parts for servicing vehicles, as well as in the skill of the individual doing the work. Because of the vast number of test applications and variations in the products that can be tested with this instrument, we cannot possibly anticipate or provide advice or safety messages to cover every situation. It is the responsibility of the automotive technician to be knowledgeable of the system being tested. It is essential to use proper service methods and test procedures. It is important to perform tests in an appropriate and acceptable manner that does not endanger your safety, the safety of others in the work area, the equipment being used, or the vehicle being tested.

It is assumed that the operator has a thorough understanding of vehicle systems before using this product. Understanding of these system principles and operating theories is necessary for competent, safe and accurate use of this instrument.

Before using the equipment, always refer to and follow the safety messages and applicable test procedures provided by the manufacturer of the vehicle or equipment being tested. Use the product only as described in it’s user manual. Use only manufacturer recommended parts and accessories with your product.

Read, understand and follow all safety messages and instructions in this manual, the accompanying Important Safety Instructions manual, and on the test equipment.

Environmental Conditions:

This product is intended for indoor use only
This product is rated for Pollution Degree 2 (normal conditions)

Safety Signal Words

All safety messages contain a safety signal word that indicates the level of the hazard. An icon, when present, gives a graphical description of the hazard. Safety Signal words are:

Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury to the operator or to bystanders.

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury to the operator or to bystanders.

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in moderate or minor injury to the operator or to bystanders.

Safety Message Conventions

Safety messages are provided to help prevent personal injury and equipment damage. Safety messages communicate the hazard, hazard avoidance and possible consequences using three different type styles:

Normal type states the hazard.
Bold type states how to avoid the hazard.
Italic type states the possible consequences of not avoiding the hazard.

An icon, when present, gives a graphical description of the potential hazard.

Safety Message Example

 




Risk of electric shock.

Prior to recycling the battery pack, protect exposed terminals with heavy insulating tape to prevent shorting.

Disconnect all test leads and turn diagnostic tools off before removing the battery pack.

Do not attempt to disassemble the battery or remove any component projecting from or protecting the battery terminals.

Do not expose the diagnostic tool or battery pack to rain, snow, or wet conditions.

Do not short circuit the battery terminals.

Electric shock can cause injury.

Important Safety Instructions

For a complete list of safety messages, refer to the Important Safety Instructions manual.