Safety

MAKERY SAFETY

Use protective gear. Dress right.

  • Do not wear loose-fitting clothing around moving machinery.
  • Remove jewelry, gloves, etc. especially around moving machinery.
  • Tie back or cover long hair to keep it away from moving machinery.
  • Wear only shoes that cover the entire foot, no open-toe shoes or sandals.
  • Wear suitable gloves when handling hot objects, glass, or sharp-edged items.

 Prepare.

  • Safety is your top priority when using the Makerspace. If you are not sure what you are doing, ask.
  • Never use a tool unless you’ve been trained to use it safely.
  • Do not work in the Makerspace if tired, or in a hurry.
  • Do not fool around, startle, or distract anyone (not even with a conversation) while either one of you is using a tool.
  • Think through the entire job before starting. Prepare prints or drawings with all dimensions and specifications prior to using machines.

Use tools right.

  • Use tools only as they were designed to be used. (A wrench is not a hammer.)
  • Never use a broken tool.
  • Report any broken tools or machines immediately.
  • Do not remove tools from the room.
  • Never walk away from a tool that is still on.

 Clean up.

  • Clean up every time whenever you leave an area.
  • Clean and return all tools to where you got them.

We, Makery Staff, promise that we use the technology in the Makerspace to tinker, create and/or innovate – not just to play! And that we take the time to reflect on our creations and the learn process.

 

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