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Safety in the workshop must be taken very seriously by all. Your teacher / instructor will have taught you how to use a range of machines. He / she will have ensured that you know all about using machines safely as well as being able to use then to cut and shape materials.
The test below is aimed at testing your understanding of basic safety in the workshop. You should be able to answer all the questions. Many of the questions can be answered by using your commonsense as well as what you have been taught.
Read each of the questions carefully and write your answers in full sentences. After the test go through the correct answers with your teacher / instructor.
|1. Why is it important to use machines only after instruction/demonstration by the teacher?|
|2. Why is it important to wear goggles when using machines?|
|3. Why should you wear an apron when carrying out practical work?|
|4. What are emergency stop buttons and when should they be used?|
|5. What part of a machine should be in position before it is turned on? (It protects the operator).|
|6. Describe the type of footwear most suitable for someone working in a workshop?|
|7. When queuing up for a machine why is it important not to distract the person using it?|
|8. Why is it important to stop and listen to the teacher when asked to do so?|
|9. Why are ties a potential danger, especially when using a machine?|
|10. If a pupil has long hair what should he/she do when using a machine?|
|11. Why is the stop button of a machine larger and more prominent that the start button?|
|12. Why is it important to report damaged/defective tools and equipment to the teacher?|
|13. When using the machine drill - why should the work be held in a vice?|