Safety is important to everyone and it is your responsibility to maintain a safe working place. To maintain a safe environment, learn these safety rules and practice them at all times.

Safety Rules:

  • When in doubt, ask the instructor.
  • Report any injuries or accidents immediately to the instructor. Also, Report a breakage to a tool or m/c to the instructor. If the equipment does not operate properly, notify the instructor immediately.
  • Wipe up any oil specified on the floor immediately to prevent anyone from slipping. Keep aisles clear at all times.
  • Operate only the machines you have been trained to operate and when the instructor or supervisor/ assistant is present.
  • Operate machines only with permission.
  • Always inspect the m/c before starting to work. Be sure it is clean and threaded correctly, with no loose threads on the pulley belt and all guards in place.
  • Make only adjustments you have been trained to perform
  • When sewing on a power m/c, wear low shoes & close-fitting clothing. Avoid loose fitting sleeves, sweaters, jewelry, ties, and ribbons when operating the machine. If your hair is long, tie it back.
  • Always practice proper posture to reduce fatigue, help prevent accidents and increase efficiency. If possible, adjust the chair height so that your feet rest flat on the floor.
  • Do not pull your chair forward or toward while operating the machine.
  • Use both hands to raise & lower the machine head.
  • Always keep your head above the table.
  • Keep your feet off the treadle when you are setting or threading the needle.