The Garage will be CLOSED until further notice. Updates to follow. All in-person Training Sessions are cancelled until further notice. See link for more detail from the U of A Health Centre: Link Here
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All basic shop rules apply throughout the space and area-specific rules are posted where applicable. These are the expectations of the User within the Elko Engineering Garage:

  1. Respect the intent of the Garage
    • Come in with a willingness to learn and share knowledge
    • Share what you are working on and discuss with peers
    • Do not create weapons or offensive material
    • Do not create items for resale
  2. Safety is a shared responsibility that keeps this space open for use
    • Only use equipment that you have been trained on
    • Ask a Mentor or Staff if you are uncomfortable or need a refresher
    • Review Safety Data Sheets before using unfamiliar chemicals or materials
    • Report broken or malfunctioning tools to Staff immediately
    • Report all incidents and near-misses to Staff immediately
    • No outside equipment without asking Staff first
    • Use the space when you are well-rested and unintoxicated
  3. Ensure you meet Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for the space and activity
    • Safety glasses
    • Long pants (no shorts)
    • Closed toe, flat soled shoes
    • No loose clothing or hair (tie in a bun or wear a hat) around rotating and CNC equipment
    • Job and area specific PPE (earplugs, cut-resistant gloves, steel-toes, etc.)
  4. Respect each other and the space itself
    • Dispose of scraps from your project
    • Return all tools to their places
    • If you don’t know where it belongs, ask the staff
    • No food or drink (this is a lab environment)
    • Be aware of the activity going on around you
    • Share the space and equipment fairly with others