Good news - we're open for limited services in Wembley. Ujima House is now actively under refurbishment and we'd love your help in making the space the best it can be.

Please pay attention to the main LHS mailing list or pop into our #london-hack-space IRC channel and say hello.

During this interim period donations and continued membership are greatly appreciated while we transition to our new space.

PPE

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Personal Protective Equipment
PPE board.jpg
Model Various
Sub-category Safety
Status Good working order
Last updated 3 June 2013 22:15:06
Training requirement no
ACnode no
Location Basement, main workshop area

The Hackspace provides PPE (Personal Protective Equipment; that is, safety gear) for the benefit of its members and visitors. You are strongly advised to make use of it.

Equipment available for general use:

  • hard hats
  • A full-face visor
  • Ear defenders
  • Disposable gloves
  • Non-disposable gloves
  • Dust masks

Hidden dangers of safety equipment

Don't presume you're safer wearing the gear than without it. Gloves, for instance, provide an opportunity for liquid nitrogen to remain in contact with skin & burn you when a non-gloved user would have been able to shake off the liquid nitrogen. Wearing gloves with any power tool is a bad idea; you're more likely to get pulled into the machine if you do make contact with it, and you're not going to have the same awareness of where your hands end as you do without gloves.