You must be safety certified to independently use the workshops and equipment at benchspace.
But don’t let that stress you out, we have a simple three step pathway to certification.
We offer Safety Training for each workshop as either standalone classes or sometimes included in our Project and Skills classes. You do not need to be a member to take a safety training class.
After completing safety training we’ll review your knowledge of workshop and machine safety systems, the correct operation of equipment and basic machine maintenance.
The last step is a period of supervised machine use. Depending on the workshop, this can be completed during your safety training class/assessment or for some equipment may require a longer period of logged use.
In some cases we may recognise prior professional experience in place of a training qualification. Contact us if you would like us to review your workshop experience towards a safety certification.
The benchspace Wood Workshop requires the following safety certifications.
Wood – Workshop Safety Certification
This is an online safety training & assessment which must be completed by all members before using the Wood Workshop. Members with this safety certification can access the Wood Workshop and use Wood Workshop equipment (except those machines listed below).
Wood – Machine Safety Certification
Individual safety certification is required to use the: