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Safety Guidelines for 2603

  • Safety is the most important goal for  our F.I.R.S.T team.
  • To be able to create a safe work zone we:
    • Have every member read the safety manual and abide by the rules.
    • Always wear protective gear.
    • Keep a clean and  organized work zone.
    • Check area for unsafe situations… report if any are found.
    • Make ourselves aware of the location we are competing at for all safety instructions.
    • Watch for batteries that may be leaking, and keep the safety cap on them.
    • Check our work area with our team safety check list.
    • Work together as a team to make the best safety net possible to keep others and our team safe during  F.I.R.S.T activities.

Safety Checklist

    • Safety protection worn by all members?
    • Safety check list handy.
    • Area checked for safety precautions:
      • Are there any cords hanging?
      • Any open chemical containers?
      • Do we have a clean work area?
      • Is there an adult in the pit or work area with the team members?
    • All tools hand or powered in good condition and equipped with safety devices.
    • Are the tools put away and stored correctly ..out of reach of harm?
    • All chemicals in the area are in a damage free container, sealed properly and used for the right reason?
    • Are all electrical cords in good condition with no bare wires showing?
    • One power strip per outlet.
    • Do the batteries have the safety caps on them when not in use?
    • The work area is well organized, free of clutter and debris?
    • Are the aisle ways clear?
    • Are we under the height limit in our work (pit) area?
    • On the playing field:
      • Team members need to disconnect electrical before moving robot off the field.
      • Always lift with your legs and back straight up.
      • Make sure no one is working on or touching the robot when it’s energized.
      • Watch yourself and others when you are transporting the robot or supplies .
      • Be courteous of other teams ,visitors mentors and guests while moving around the robot or pieces of equipment.

Safety starts with an open eye, and respect for what you are doing.