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HEALTH AND SAFETY (6)

V. Ryan 2003

 

Ed the Handyman thinks he can use any machine without first listening to instructions given by the teacher. Ed often tries to use machines when the teacher has turned his/her back or he/she is helping another pupil.

 

Always listen to the teacher when you are given instructions about using machines. Ed the Handyman knows very little about shaping machines but he has started to use it behind the teachers back. He stands too close to the machine, ignores the need for safety guards and does not wear safety goggles or an apron.. As the arm of the machine moves forward the cutting tool catches his tie and begins to pull him into the machine. This situation could quite easily lead to a fatal accident or very serious injury. Ed the Handyman is lucky this time - he may not be next time.

You must always listen carefully to instructions given by the teacher and follow safety advice. Never do what Ed has done in the animation.

 

 

QUESTIONS:

1. Why is it important to follow instructions given by the teacher regarding machines?

2. Write a list of safety factors for any machine you have used.

   
 
   

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