We want to make sure that everyone who visits the Maker Lab is empowered to use our equipment safely and competently. Learning and adhering to safe practices will help prevent personal injury and damage to equipment.
We’ve created a simple online course to help you learn how to safely and effectively use the various pieces of equipment in the Maker Lab. Each of the modules consists of a brief instructional video with an accompanying quiz that can be completed in about ten minutes. Completion of each training module will be recorded in your Maker Lab user account.
All of the large pieces of equipment in the Maker Lab shop are kept physically locked out with a keyed lock for safety reasons. Once you have completed the safety training for a particular tool, the Maker on Duty will be able remove the lock whenever you need to use it.