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Safety at VHS
The Vancouver Hack Space is an open-concept area, and we are very welcoming of folks no matter how much knowledge or previous experience you have, but we also have some very dangerous tools and chemicals readily available.
All tools in the “workshop area” (the back half of the space) are members only. Feel free to come down and use our soldering irons, hand tools, and test gear, however.
All VHS visitors, be they a member or not are required to sign a release waiver before entering the space. This waiver releases the VHS society from any legal responsibility for you injuring yourself in our space. You can read a copy of the release waiver here.
A brief overview of our safety gear:
Please familiarize yourself with all of the below before undertaking anything remotely dangerous.
Emergency Power Shutoffs
First aid kits
Small red one above blue craft lockers near soldering stations Small red one near BYTES sign above member lockers White spray bottle by laser cutter - for small flare-ups
Eye wash station
near workshop entrance Gone, we need a new one
Yellow sharps container
Currently located on main small tools shelving
- How to Dispose of Sharps
- Email or phone PHS Community Services Society to have sharps picked up
- Safety glasses are located in the small tool shelves to the right of the entrance to the wood shop area. There are various sizes and styles available for use (some will fit over regular glasses, some will provide good peripheral vision, childrens sizes, etc)
- Face shields
- Hearing Protection is located hanging on the edge of the electronics section.