Health & Safety rules and regulations need to be a priority. It is important that Risk Registers and Safe Work Procedures are up to date. These need to be displayed in the space.
To identify hazards in the workplace, see Hazard Management.
Safe Work Procedures
These are documented procedures that outline:
- The hazards associated with performing a particular task (which may include equipment use, chemical use or working in hazardous environment)
- Safety instructions in performing that task including any checks and pre-cautions to be exercised
- A list of the persons authorised to supervise and train persons in how to undertake the task safely
- Any required Personal Protective Equipment to protect employees, students and contractors.
Staff are regularly updated on safety in the Makerspace. Here is an example.