Some of the health and safety aspects that were taken into consideration in this module.
1, Ensure work areas has appropriate seating and lighting to avoid neck strain.
2, Work areas should be kept clean and tidy at all times including tables floors and exits to avoid accidents.
3, Work should be stored in appropriate conditions to avoid spoilage.
4, Sharp items such as needles, pins, knives, scissors are to be used sensibly and stored properly after use.
5, When using a cutting boards stand on a firm surface and always cut away from you.
6, Use of chemical substances ( paint dye glue bleach) To be used responsibly, in a well ventilated area, stored correctly after use in appropriate containers with secure lids. Spillages should be dealt with immediately. Hands should be washed after use or protected with gloves when necessary.
7, Use of electrical equipment including sewing machine, iron, computers. Always use electrical appliances in a safe environment away from all liquids. When ironing take care to use a firm flat surface and be aware that some bonded and other samples can remain hot for longer than expected. When using a sewing machine take care of fingers in moving parts. When using a computer for any length of time be sure to use correct seating to avoid back and neck strain, take breaks to avoid eye strain. Never use electrical appliances in a thunder storm always switch off unplug and store for future use. When working with water and electrical appliances when making paper take extra care
Storage of work, materials and tools
Correct storage of work materials and tools are very important. To avoid disappointment of spoilt work and waste proper storage and maintenance should be followed. This leads a tidy and safe environment in which to work. Many of these practises are common sense but it is important to remind yourself of them. It can save time and money and also creates a pleasant space in which to work.