Tool Plant/Access Policy

There are three levels of induction for the tools/plant that can be accessed in The Edge Fabrication Lab. With each of these graduated levels of induction, individuals are authorized by Edge management to use the tools/plant under different levels of supervision. Each level of access also carries different levels of responsibility.

Access Level What do I have to do to achieve this level of access. Key Competencies Level of Supervision and Responsibilities
1. General Participant Induction Get signed off as competent by an Edge assessor. Safe and correct use of The Fabrication Lab equipment and resources This level of induction allows participants to use the tool under the supervision of a workshop facilitator, fabrication lab supervisor or other authorised staff member. Participants completing this induction and submitting the relevant paperwork will be able to book tools/ plant during open lab times or by appointment.
2. Independent Use – Staff, Contractors and Residents Signed contract agreeing to terms of employment, residency or as a volunteer and (as such) be subject to Code of Conduct, OH&S policy hold PL coverage under SLQ’s PL and or have your own current PL. Signed Safe Work Instruction for the tools if required. Access Level authorized by Edge Manager Individuals successfully completing this level of induction have demonstrated a practical understanding of the use of tool/ plant - Its safe & efficient use. The workflow up to and around the tool/ plant. Basic maintenance and care. Stock control and administrative procedures connected to the use the tool and a capacity to undertake basic troubleshooting on the tool This level of induction allows staff, contractors, volunteers and residents to use the tool / plant independently (without supervision). Individuals using the tool/ plant under this level of access are responsible for operating it in a safe manner and for following Edge procedure. Individuals with this level of induction are not able to supervise or assess level one inductees.
3. Fabrication Lab Supervisor Signed contact agreeing to terms of employment, residency or as a volunteer and (as such) be subject to Code of Conduct, OH&S policy and hold PL coverage under SLQ’s PL and/or have your own current PL . Hold a senior First Aid Certificate. Signed Safe Work Instruction for the tools if required. Access Level authorized by Edge Manager Individuals successfully completing this level of induction have demonstrated an advanced understanding of the tool/ plant. Be able to demonstrate to participants the safe and correct use. Be able to identify and preempt unsafe, improper or inefficient use of the tool/plant by participants. Be able to demonstrate and support participants’ application of workflow up to and around the tool/ plant. Be able to demonstrate to participants basic maintenance and care. Have a working knowledge and be able to support participant application of stock control and administrative procedures connected to the use the tool. A capacity to undertake basic troubleshooting on the tool/ plant. An understanding of competency based assessment and possess a capacity/experience to support participants with a range of backgrounds and learning styles to demonstrate competency. Supervise workshop participants use of the tool/plant during an approved SLQ activity. Assess Competency of induction participants.

Induction Admin Process update June 2019 |

  • facilities/fablab/procedures/plant_access_responsibilities.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/06/21 14:23
  • by Michael Byrne