please read through the below metal shop operating policies and add your suggestion for
consideration as we will be voting on the polices on Tuesday night the 17th September 2019
Metal Shop Cause Operating Policy
Statement of Purpose: To always have a work space environment with a high standard of safety and a respect for other members of HSBNE using the metal shop.
This can be achieved through the cooperation and adhering to the policies, procedures and processes of the Metal Shop.
METAL SHOP CAUSE LEADER: CRAIG REA
Role of the cause leader:
- To oversee the day to day running of the metal shop.
- Welcome new members and inform them of the policies.
- To supervise and oversee inductions.
- Ensures compliance with safety procedures and quality standards.
- Co-ordinates the purchase of consumables.
- Co-ordinates the repair of machines.
- Co-ordinate and hold regular cause meetings.
ADVISERS: DAVE SEFF and LINCOLN PHILLIPS
Role of the advisers:
- To advise the cause leader on the day to day running of the metal shop.
- To act as the cause leader in the event the cause leader is absent.
Section 1: SAFTEY
- PPE (personal protective equipment) to be worn when operating machines.
- Closed shoes to be worn at all times.
- Keep floor space free of obstacles. (trip hazards)
- Leave machines in safe state, guards in place, tools put away etc.
- Last one to leave- shut all power and lights of; checks gas bottles are turned of, check and lock doors. Return key to the member’s storage room if left in the lock.
- Machines are to be used for their intended purposes. E.g. that’s no angle grinding on the machine surfaces.
- Due to the danger of injury when using especially the Lathes and Milling Machines. It is recommended that there be at least one other person on site when using these machines.
Section 2: Cleaning and tiding
- If you open it shut it. If you break it fix it or replace it, (at least report it) if you dirty it clean it.
- It is the responsibility of the members to return all tools used to their correct area.
- All untagged material will be discarded.
- Sweep down and clean the machine/bench and surrounding floor once finished your session in the metal shop.
- No personal tool boxes or tooling to be left in the metal shop. Take them home or leave them in your member’s box.
- Only working machines are to be in the metal shop (no project machines)
Section 3: Ongoing budget
- Monthly discretionary spending $200 per month non-accruing.
- Discretionary funds include but not limited to:
A. linisher belts, mig wire, saw blades etc.
B. Parts for the repair of machines.
C. materials needed for the repair and improvement of the metal shop.
- A budget to be set out per machine for consumables used in one year.
A. Linisher Machines: belts $600 per annum
B. Mig welder: wire, tips, shrouds, gas etc. $300 per annum
C. Tig Welder: tungsten, ceramics, gas etc. $300 per annum
E. Band saws: saw blades, cutting flued etc. $400 per annum
F. Surface Grinder: grinding wheels, cutting flued etc. $200 per annum
G. lathes. Tips, cutting flued, oil, etc. $200 per annum
H. Milling Machines. Carbide tips, hss cutters, hss drills, cutting flued etc. $250 per annum.
4. A budget to be automatically approved for the core machinery when they break down. (Excluding machine upgrades.) E.g. main motor burns out. To return the machine to good working order, cause leader to work alongside the machine maintainer to work out the best option for repair.
Section 4: machine maintenance
- Ongoing maintenance procedure for each machine to be drafted by the maintainer refer to section 7?
Section 5: Machines requiring Inductions
Induction process is explained on the wiki and requires someone to sign off on it.
- Lathes, Milling machines, Surface/Tool Grinder, Vertical and horizontal Band Saw, Tig Machine, Mig Machine, Plasma Cutter, Drill Press, lnishers.
- Levels of inductions for different machines to be determined by the maintainer and or cause leader for the complexity of the machine.
- Label on each machine that requires induction and who is authorised to give that induction.
Section 6: ongoing projects and materials.
The metal shop is a work shop not a storage shop.
- The current parking system is to be adhered to in the metal shop.
- If your project is small enough to fit in the member’s box then it is to be stored in it while not working on your project.
- If your project is too big to store in your members box, then you either take it home with you or store it in a pre-approved storage space outside of the metal shop with a parking ticket attached.
- In the special case that your project is too big or too heavy to be moved easily, a short term storage solution in the metal shop must be approved by the cause leader. This item then must have the appropriate parking tag attached and not obstruct other members from working on their projects.
- No member’s materials to be stored long term in the metal shop.
Section 7: Process to become a maintainer:
- Demonstrate safe use.
- Improvement of the tool.
- Signed off by the cause leader
- Maintain the tool/machine.
- Be a regular attender of the space.
Section 8: Level of tooling the metal shop provides.
- It is the goal of the metal shop to provide a level of machines and tooling that cater for the experienced to the novice.
- Low cost common consumables to be supplied by members.
- Members will be able to purchase the common consumables through the metal shop.
- Personal and specialised tooling is up to the members.
- Examples 1: metal shop provides the Lathe and basic tooling enabling any one to use the machine.
- Example 2: metal shop provides angle grinders but not grinding, cutting or sanding discs.
- Example 3. Metal shop provides the Tig, gas and Tungsten but not the filler rods.
- Example 4. The metal shop provides the Mig, gas and mig wire.
Section 9: Policy Changes
• Any proposed changes to be made to the polices will need to be voted on by the metal shop cause.