The phrase ‘pneumatic percussive tools’ included, generally, items classified by the industry as machine tools, and therefore air powered electrodes which were used as part of spot-welding equipment were such for the purposes of entitlement to disablement benefit for occupational deafness. Tools and parts of them can be machine tools.
Times 05-Aug-1999,  EWCA Civ 1707
Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations 1985 (1985 No 967)
England and Wales
Updated: 02 January 2021; Ref: scu.146622