This was the second part to our healthy and safety workshop tours, however this time focusing on staying safe when using metals and machinery. All of the same safety precautions were used when working with metals as used when working with woods and plastics, but it was important that we understood how to use the equipment safely. Metal can be much more harmful and dangerous to work with than woods and plastics, as the debris from cutting metals can be very sharp and can get extremely hot so it is vital that the right equipment is used for the job, and goggles and correct footwear are used for the job.
Goggles should always be using when using machinery, ear protectors are optional, however they are advised when working in noisy rooms
All hair must be tied up, and all loose clothing or jewellery must be well out of the way when using any machinery as there is a high risk that it could get caught in the machinery and pull you straight into the direction of the drill etc.
This health and safety tour wasn’t too full on and was the last of the tours, it was simply to get us used to how to use the equipment safely and to our best advantage, this way when we were put into the workshop to do projects we are able to get stuck right in.