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Classroom/Shop Practice Agreement


Parents & Students: Please read the following Shop Practice & Safety Guidelines and agree to follow those rules while using our St Peter Tech Classrooms.


As a student in this shop, there are a few safety rules you must observe. Rules will be kept to a minimum.  Those we do keep are kept for a definite reason. Know the reason for each rule and it should be a lot easier to remember and to observe that rule.

  1. Students may not enter the shop area unless the teacher is present in the facility.
  2. Power equipment or lifting equipment may only be operated with the teachers knowledge and consent.
  3. No running is allowed in the shop or instructional area of the facility Horseplay is not tolerated.
  4. Use care and common sense when using any sharp tool.
  5. Safety glasses must be worn whenever in the shop area or directed by the teacher. Use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) for the task at hand.
  6. Long hair, loose clothing and jewelry must be restrained or removed.  Never use any machine unless you have been personally instructed by the teacher on that particular piece of equipment.  This means if you are absent when instruction is given about the safe and appropriate operation of a piece of equipment, you must personally receive instruction from your teacher to receive this information.
  7. Report any damaged or defective tools or equipment.
  8. If you receive a cut or scratch even a slight one, report it immediately to your teacher.  An untreated wound can be dangerous.
  9. Keep the benches and floors clean.  Put tools away as soon as you are done using them.  Dispose of all garbage, metal scraps and recyclable material in an appropriate manner.
  10. Oily, dirty rags must be disposed of in the rag bin provided.
  11. In the event of a school fire drill or an actual fire, the student only responsibility is the walk outside using the appropriate fire exit and line up quietly.
  12. Only one operator per machine is permissible.
  13. Use compressed air with caution. Wear eye protection. Direct the air stream away from eyes, open skin or openings in the body. Beware of flying particles.
  14. Tool care handling tools safely, keeping them properly adjusted.  Avoiding such practices such as dropping, or laying them down carelessly; using machinery carefully and safely.
  15. Technique  neatness and accuracy, avoiding awkward and careless methods of working.
  16. Effort nothing but your best is good enough; loafing and unnecessary conversations can be unsafe.
  17. Cooperation “ sharing of tools and machines, taking your turn; planning your activities.
  18. Teamwork - avoiding waste, promptness in arriving for class and cleaning up when the signal is given.
  19. Dependability being reliable in carrying out the shop duties assigned ; checking your bench tools and equipment, reporting to the teacher any damaged or defective tools, breakages and errors in your work.
  20. Safety practices “ keeping in mind safe practices and rules, a healthy respect for power machinery and respect for other students safety.
  21. Resourcefulness learning to think independently, following instructions and solving problems.
  22. Deportment being attentive and working quietly at your job.
  23. Courtesy politeness and good manners go a long way in getting along with other people.
  24. Attitude make the best of every job and be pleasant and cheerful about it.
  25. Health problems “ inform the teacher about any specific medical problems that could be aggravated by the shop environment or that may affect your safety in the shop