Safety


Why Safety?
Safety is an integral part of robotics. We prioritize safety of our members and our mentors among all other things. Prior to kickoff, we require our members to undergo various training sessions and safety workshops. The goal of these workshops is for our members to familiarize themselves with our facilities, tools, and safety rules. Below is a list of rules that we require everyone on our team to follow. 
Safety Rules at Competition and in the Workroom
  1. Wear personal protective eyewear (PPE’s) at all times in work room and in the pit.

  2. Close-toed shoes at all times, no dangling chords, jewelry, ties, etc. , or ripped jeans.

  3. Running and horseplay is not permitted at any time.

  4. Always wear your hair up and away from the face.

  5. Wear gloves when it is necessary (such as working with heat).

  6. Always work on robot when it is de-energized.

  7. Always vent any compressed air to the atmosphere and open the main vent valve and verify that all pressure gauges on the robot indicate zero pressure (for pneumatics).

  8. When done using any tool ALWAYS turn it completely off or take out the battery.

  9. DO  NOT carry sharp tools in your pockets and make sure they are stored safely (with safety guard if necessary).

  10. DO NOT “daisy chain” electrical wires (plug a power strip into another power strip) they can cause electrical fires of electrical shock.

  11. ALWAYS inspect batteries before usage and DO NOT take a chance on old unsafe batteries.

  12. Make sure robot is stable on cart when transporting.

  13. At competition DO NOT climb over field railing or bang on driver station windows.

  14. Make sure the robot is properly secured if you must work underneath it. Never work on the robot on an unstable surface.

  15. Have a positive attitude even in the heat of competition and treat other teams with gracious professionalism.