All hand tools that are 20cm or longer are restricted from carry-on luggage as they could be used as bludgeoning weapons. These items can go in your checked-in luggage.
Hand tools that must go as checked-in luggage include hammers [sledge, claw or ball], spades and other like tools, crescent/spanners, and crow/pry bar. Some torches that can be used as a baton [e.g. large Maglight], cannot go in your carry-on bag.
Hand tools can be used as bludgeoning weapons and cause harm to passengers and crew.
You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:
We x-ray bags going on planes to make sure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous or prohibited item will be removed.