Module 4 – Health and safety considerations

Item

Safety precaution

Machine stitching

Use chair with back support and easy access to pedal.

Keep flexes out of the way of tripping or damaging wires.

Mono printing

Protect surfaces with newspaper to stop inks and paints transferring where not wanted

Bleaching

Wear protective gloves and clothes

Work in ventilated area

Dispose of excess bleach safely

Cutting with blade / rotary cutter

Use self-healing mat

Put cover on blade when not in use

Cut away from yourself

Gluing

Protect surfaces.

Do not touch wet glue when using hot glue gun

Ironing

Switch off when not in use

Ensure flex is not trailing to cause trip hazard

Dying

Protect hands, clothes and surfaces from dye

Paper making

Ensure proper use of blender when making pulp

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