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Makerspace Safety Induction Badge

Entry level induction to Makerspace Network

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This essential Makerspace Badge is a ground-up introduction to using and understanding equipment, tools, and methodologies. Learn how to safely and effectively use hand and power tools in everyday situations.

This is a three hour induction, teaching you how to safely operate our hand drills, drill press, bandsaw and other shop tools available. You will be creating a wooden tray to take home during this process and your competence will be assessed.

Machine Access

Once you have learnt this badge you will be granted access to the following machines:

  • Brad nail and staple guns
  • Disc Sander
  • Drill (hand held)
  • Drill Press
  • Hot Wire Cutter
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Industrial Robots
  • Oscillating Spindle (Bobbin) Sander
  • Powered Hand Tools - Saws
  • Sander (handheld)
  • Scroll Saw
  • Sewing Machine
  • Sharpening Wheel
  • Shrinker Stretchers
  • Vinyl Cutters
  • Wood Bandsaw
Online Components | Must be Completed Before Badge Training
Safe Work Procedure (SWP)

Please read the Safe Work Procedures document at the link below. You will be asked to enter your zID and zPass to access the document. Click the "Declare As Read" button on the SafeSys website, then check the declaration below on this page and press Submit.


Click here to Read

This is a multiple choice exam for the Makerspace Safety Induction Badge. You must get 100% on the test to pass.

Click here to complete
Practical Component
Badge Training

Learn practical machine and workshop skills in this 3 hour group badge training session. This badge training session is assessed and if you are deemed competent you will receive your Makerspace Safety Badge.

Important information:

  1. Closed shoes must be worn.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before the session start time, if you arrive late you will be asked to come back at another session. 
  3. Our Makerspace Safety Induction is highly sought after and very limited. If you can not make the class, please make sure to cancel your registration so others can take your place. 


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