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Lab Use Instructions
- Always wear closed-toe shoes in the shop. Shoes will help to protect your feet from injury. Leather shoes are preferred when welding.
- Eye protection is essential. Always wear safety glasses when working or cleaning tools. It will help to protect eyes from dust & rays during welding.
- Remove or secure anything that might get caught in moving machinery.
- Keep your hands away from sharp tools.
- Working area should be well ventilated.
- If you are unsure about the safe operation of a tool or any aspect of a job ask for help.
- Clean up after yourself, before you leave the shop. Leave 10-15 min for cleanup.
- Never work alone. Atleast two adults when power tools are being used.
- Never work when you are impaired i.e. too tired/stressed.
- If you cannot do a job safely in this shop, don’t do it.
- Don’t work without apron and other safety wears & equipments.
- Do not run in the workshop, you could ‘bump’ into another pupil and cause an accident.
- Do not play with any machines.
- Take permission before to work in workshop and do work under the instructor’s observation.
- Use of apron, shoes (preferably leather shoes) and eye protection are mandatory in workshop.
- Wear short sleeve shirts, if possible, or shirts with snugly fitting cuffs if long sleeve.
- Remove tie, I-card wrist watches, necklaces, chains and other jewellery.
- Tie back long hair and use glows if required.
- Always double check to make sure your work is securely clamped in the chuck or between centres before starting the machine.
- Get in the habit of removing the chuck key immediately after use
- Keep your fingers safe from rotating work and cutting tools. Do not clean the burrs with your hands, use a hook, brush, or pliers to remove them.
- Power off machine when not in use.
- Maintain cleanliness and neatness in workshop. Remove tool bits from the tool post and drill chuck before cleaning.
- Keep tools in place and clean your hands after work.