Health and safety in the technology classroomPresentation Transcript
Health and Safety in the Technology Classroom
What is it?
Anything that can cause harm
Hazards take many different shapes. While some hazards are fairly easy to spot, others are not. For example, stress, exposure to noise, or radiation are less obvious than say an inconsiderately-placed schoolbag
Spot The Hazard
Every workplace has hazards, your school classroom is no different! Can you spot the hazards?
Types of Hazards
• Biological- bacteria/viruses
• Chemical - Physical, chemical, and toxic properties of a chemical. Fire, explosion, splashes or sprays from chemical products
• Ergonomic - noise, harmful dusts, unsuitable lighting levels, vibration, sources of radiation, extremes of temperature, injury through poor design of tasks or machinery
Types of Hazards
• Physical - Manual handling, slipping, tripping, falling, getting caught or cut by machinery, equipment, falling objects, hot substances or surfaces, ejection of material, hand tools, poor housekeeping, electricity, fire, injury by another person
Types of Hazards
• Human - Stress, bullying, violence, vulnerable people such as new or inexperienced
Hazards in Technology Classrooms
• Slips, trips, falls
• Manual handling
• Cutting tools
• Moving machine parts
• Flying debris from machinery
• Dust and fumes
…………………………………………… .. just to name a few
It is a Risk YOU Take!
Risk is the likelihood that a hazard will actually cause harm, together with the severity of harm suffered
For example, working with a scroll saw is a hazard. There may be a risk from flying debris, or from cutting yourself
Control Measures & Precautions
After a thorough assessment of RISK, you can specify control measures, or precautions, necessary to prevent accidents ….SUCH AS THESE ….from occurring.
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What are the SAFETY Requirements?
Safe Working Conditions
Indoor air quality
Safe Working Practices
correct use of personal protective equipment, and use of safety checklists before using machinery
importance of keeping the classroom tidy in order to minimise any risks
2: Safe Working Practices
All equipment, machinery, and tools must be durable and safe for school use
Use the proper tool for the task
No student to use any equipment until its correct use has been demonstrated to them and they know how to use it safely. (Pass Safety Test)
Some Basic Safety Rules!
Never bend or remove the third prong from a cord. Instead, use an adapter with 3 holes on one side and 2 prongs on the other side. The third prong on a three-wire cord provides a ground for electricity
A polarized plug has one prong wider than the other. Never force this plug into the wall outlet. This could damage the plug and the outlet. You could even be electrocuted !
Hot Glue Guns
When hot, glue will leak from the glue gun.
Always place the glue gun in the metal stand when not in hand. Do not lay it on the table.
If you get hot glue on your fingers, wipe the glue off immediately. Do not wait!!! The faster you get the hot glue off of your skin, the less of a burn you will have.
Make sure you are using the correct cutting tool for the material you are cutting.
Balsa Wood Cutters are to be used to cut only balsa wood
Use the table vise to avoid injury to your hands.
Box Cutters/Exacto Knives are used to cut cardboard
Only the teacher is allowed to pour solvent from the large container to the small container
Wear safety glasses and latex gloves when using the solvent
Ensure the container is placed where it won’t be knocked off the work table.
Use care and attention when handling the solvent
Use in small quantities of solvent on the work piece
Heat Press/Strip Heater/Soldering Iron
only touch the handles of these tools
where heat resistant gloves
Be careful not to trip over the wires and tripod legs
Be gentle when moving the light tripods.
Do not touch the bulbs at anytime
Band Saw, Scroll Saw, Drill Press, Hand Tools
Only use equipment that you have been taught how to properly use!......tests to follow
No loose clothing, long hair or jewellery is allowed in the shop