To be vetted by veterans
This is intended to be a starting point to not being dangerous in the workshop. By no means is it complete, official guidelines or a risk assessment - use common sense and read up and get training on any machines or tools which you use!
- Don't store items in the walkways. They're marked with hazard tape on the floor.
- Store stuff at a sensible height. Anything stored above head height probably shouldn't weigh more than 10kg
Machines and Power Tools
- Use PPE appropriately.
- When using machines that spin fast and send debris flying, it would be a very good idea to use eye protection
- Make sure your clothes aren't loose and get stuck in machines.
- Restrain any long hair
- Check that your intended use of a machine isn't going to:
- Break you or someone else
- Break it
- If you are repairing a machine, make sure the power is isolated unless absolutely necessary
- Only point sharp tools at things you want to be cut (i.e. not people)
- Hardened steel is quite brittle - try not to hit things with tools made out of it (e.g. files, screwdrivers, dies)