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Shop rules

All shops are supervised at all times during posted hours of operation. Shop users must co-operate fully with the shop instructor and must follow their instructions at all times without exception. The instructor has the right to refuse a user’s work plan if they deem it unsafe. Users who are disruptive and refuse to follow instructions will be required to leave the shop.

Users must present their Engineering Student Machine Shop (ESMS) Safety Orientation Card and their WatCard every time they access the shops. A blue tag is used to indicate users who have permission to enter the shop and use the equipment. Blue tags need to be worn visibly for the entirety of your time in the shop. The blue tags must not leave the shop - if a user needs to leave the shop for a few minutes (to go to the bathroom, for example) they must return the blue tag to the card rack.

All shop users must wear safety glasses, their feet must be fully covered, long hair must be tucked back with elastic bands or clips, and loose clothing may not be worn. Watches, bracelets, rings and dangling necklaces must be removed during machining operations.

All shop users must keep their work areas safe, clean and clutter free at all times. This includes never leaving a machine until it has stopped moving, ensuring that nothing is on the ground while working or after the work is finished, and limiting clutter and scraps.

Users are expected to report any accident regardless how minor. Shop Instructors are first aid qualified and can treat minor cuts or abrasions on-site. More severe injuries will be referred to Health Services.  911 will be called in case of serious emergencies.