| Wind systems for pumping water: A training manual |
TOTAL TIME: 2 Hours
OBJECTIVES: To establish and demonstrate tool safety use and maintain practices for the training program.
To identify and establish spotting and other team construction safety practices to be used during training.
MATERIALS: Shop, tools and demonstration materials or projects
Step 1: 15 minutes
This will probably be the participants' first time in the training shop. Draw their attention to the general layout of the shop, location of materials and tools, exits, fire-fighting equipment, etc.
Step 2: 15 minutes
Personal safety is the first and most important topic to discuss. Point out the most common dangers in the shop (fire, tools with cutting edges, heavy things, tripping and falling, and, of course, each other). Stress awareness of the others.
Step 3: 90 minutes
Tool care and maintenance is the second aspect. Go around the shop together and discuss individual tools. Discuss the tools as related groups, mentioning care of sharpening edges, protection from rust, etc. Include any special safety precautions to be taken with that particular tool. Demonstrate proper use of each tool or tool type.
It may be necessary to expand this session into a detailed basic tool use session, depending on the skill level of the group. In some cases, extra evening sessions may be necessary to insure that all the participants have the necessary basic skills.