A tech shop with machines such as drill press, band saw, sander is available for use by FTBF trained technical staff. Users can request assistance from technical staff as needed. Prior to using tech shop equipment, workers must complete Tech Shop Safety – Basic [FN000258/CR/00] training. Workers must also be cleared by the FTBF Tech Shop Point of Contact.
Users can operate hand tools and hand power tools (hand drill). Safety glasses are required when using tools and gloves are encouraged for most activities. Note that drilling, cutting, sanding, or grinding of concrete or other silica containing materials requires respirators and special training. Please contact the FTBF Technical Coordinator for assistance with such activities.
Safety glasses, gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are available in a marked cabinet at FTBF.