Safety Portal

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 Checklist

  • 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.


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