Safety Takes Our Patience
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 checklist.
- 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 protection worn by all members?
- Safety checklist 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.