Safety Rules in the MakersLab

  • "Protect. Double-check. Make Away."

    Use protective gear. Dress right.

    • Wear eye protection at all times
    • When using power machinery:
      • No loose clothing including ties and jewelry
      • Tie back or cover long hair


    • Safety is your top priority when using the lab. If you are not sure what you are doing, ask.
    • Know all the locations of all first aid, fire, and safety equipment.
    • Never use a tool unless you’ve been trained to use it safely
    • Do not work in the lab if tired, distracted, or in a hurry.
    • Do not fool around, startle, or distract anyone (not even with a conversation) while either one of you is using a tool.
    • Think through the entire job before starting. Prepare prints or drawings with all dimensions and specifications prior to using machines.

    Use tools properly

    • Use tools only as they were designed to be used. (A wrench is not a hammer.)
    • Never use a broken tool.
    • Report any broken tools or machines immediately.
    • Do not remove tools from the room.
    • Never walk away from a tool that is still on.


    • Clean up every time whenever you leave an area, including sweeping the floor.
    • Clean and return all tools to where you got them.
    • Place hot tools in the designated cool down area

    "Take it Out. Put it Away."