Workshop Safety Procedures

In case of an emergency follow this action plan:

  1. DANGER: Ensure that yourself, others and the patient are not in further danger
  2. RESPONSE: – Check for response from patient. If no response - call for help. If response, make patient comfortable, check for injuries and monitor response
  3. SEND: for help – call 000 or ask another person to make the call
  4. ADMINISTER: appropriate first aid, including CPR if you are trained to do so
  5. STAY: with patient until help arrives

Do not attempt to remove foreign objects from the eye or body.

If chemicals get in the eye(s), wash eye(s) for 15 minutes in an open flow of water before proceeding for medical treatment.

Any incident where the safety of any person is compromised - either when an injury has occurred, or there was a significant risk of injury - should be recorded on an Incident Report Form and referred to the committee.

  • Wear eye protection: safety glasses with side shields, goggles, or face shields at all times, whether working or not!!
  • Do not wear loose-fitting clothing around moving or rotating machinery.
  • Remove ties, jewellery, gloves, etc. especially around moving or rotating 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.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the job (i.e., do not wear short sleeve shirts or short pants when welding).
  • Safety is your top priority when using the equipment. If you are not sure what you are doing, ask.
  • Know the locations of first aid, fire, and safety equipment.
  • Never use a tool unless you’ve been trained to use it safely.
  • Never work alone when using power tools. Two persons must be present and be able to see one another.
  • Do not work in the shop 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 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.
  • Operate machines only with all required guards and shields in place.
  • Clean up every time whenever you leave an area, including sweeping the floor.
  • Clean and return all tools to where you got them.
  • Use compressed air sparingly; never aim it at another person or use it to clean hair or clothes.
  • Shut off and unplug machines when cleaning, repairing, or oiling.
  • Never use a rag near moving machinery.
  • Use a brush, hook, or a special tool to remove chips, shavings, etc. from the work area. Never use the hands.
  • Keep fingers clear of the point of operation of machines by using special tools or devices, such as, push sticks, hooks, pliers, etc.
  • Keep the floor around machines clean, dry, and free from trip hazards. Do not allow chips to accumulate.
  • Mop up spills immediately and put a chair or cone over them if they are wet enough to cause someone to trip.
  • policy/workshop_safety_proceedures.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/11/28 20:31
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