Lab Use Instructions


  1. Always wear closed-toe shoes in the shop. Shoes will help to protect your feet from injury. Leather shoes are preferred when welding.
  2. Eye protection is essential. Always wear safety glasses when working or cleaning tools. It will help to protect eyes from dust & rays during welding.
  3. Remove or secure anything that might get caught in moving machinery.
  4. Keep your hands away from sharp tools.
  5. Working area should be well ventilated.
  6. If you are unsure about the safe operation of a tool or any aspect of a job ask for help.
  7. Clean up after yourself, before you leave the shop. Leave 10-15 min for cleanup.


  1. Never work alone. Atleast two adults when power tools are being used.
  2. Never work when you are impaired i.e. too tired/stressed.
  3. If you cannot do a job safely in this shop, don’t do it.
  4. Don’t work without apron and other safety wears & equipments.
  5. Do not run in the workshop, you could ‘bump’ into another pupil and cause an accident.
  6. Do not play with any machines.


  1. Take permission before to work in workshop and do work under the instructor’s observation.
  2. Use of apron, shoes (preferably leather shoes) and eye protection are mandatory in workshop.
  3. Wear short sleeve shirts, if possible, or shirts with snugly fitting cuffs if long sleeve.
  4. Remove tie, I-card wrist watches, necklaces, chains and other jewellery.
  5. Tie back long hair and use glows if required.
  6. Always double check to make sure your work is securely clamped in the chuck or between centres before starting the machine.
  7. Get in the habit of removing the chuck key immediately after use
  8. 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.
  9. Power off machine when not in use.
  10. Maintain cleanliness and neatness in workshop. Remove tool bits from the tool post and drill chuck before cleaning.
  11. Keep tools in place and clean your hands after work.
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