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|COMMONSENSE AND SAFETY|
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|RECOGNISING SAFETY FACTORS|
|You may never use a Vertical Milling Machine, but you should be able to identify safety features regarding its use. These safety features apply to most / all machines, in a school workshop.|
|HANDLING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT|
Always take care when handling tools and equipment. Most tools have sharp edges, capable of cutting and slicing into hands and fingers.
The image opposite shows milling tools being handled foolishly, which has severe consequences.
|The tools / equipment shown below are just a sample of the tools with sharp edges, found in a workshop. They must all be handled with respect and care.|
|POOR HANDLING OF A COMMON HAND TOOL|
This is a good example of an everyday tool such as a hand drill not being handle with carelessly and dangerously.
When using the hand drill, it is likely to slip, in the direction of the user. The drill bit is sharp and capable of cutting through wood and even metal. It will cut into flesh with ease.
|CORRECT HANDLING OF A COMMON HAND TOOL|
|This person is using the hand drill correctly.
1. It is held vertically.
The work being drilled rests on waste wood, so that the bench is not damaged by the drill bit. as it goes through the material being drilled.
2. The work and waste wood is secured to the bench with a G-cramp and will not slip.
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