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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.
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Once you have learnt this badge you will be granted access to the following machines:
Brad Nail and Staple Guns
Drill (hand held)
Hot Wire Cutter
Oscillating Spindle (Bobbin) Sander
Powered Hand Tools - Saws
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.
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.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, face masks must be worn when attending inductions.
Closed shoes must be worn and no loose clothing/jewellery.
Please arrive 10 minutes before the session start time, if you arrive late you will be asked to come back at another session.
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.
Please note: Minimum 6 people per class, maximum 12. If the minimum is not reached, the course in that time slot will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule. (Numbers may be different depending on size of Makerspace in accordance with Physical Distancing Guidelines)