At Gatorbotics we value safety very much. Before anyone is allowed to use any Bourn Lab tools (laser cutter, band saw, drill press, 3-D printer, vinyl cutter, etc.) they must be trained and approved by our lab’s director. We require all teammates to use safety glasses and to tie up their hair while in the lab. Every sophomore at our school receives CPR and First-Aid training, and we always have parents or mentors around in case anything goes horribly wrong (nothing has so far knock on wood). At competitions, we carry a portable first aid kit, keep our MSDS sheets handy, are aware of the quickest route to the bandaids at Pit Admin, and adhere to all safety protocol. While our pit may get crowded, we all work together to ensure everyone’s being safe and aware of their surroundings.
Check out the Bourn Lab Safety Manual! You can also learn more in the Resources section under Safety.
If you have any questions or comments regarding safety, please contact our Safety Captain, Kusha Gupta.