Safety in the Integrated Learning Centre


The ILC Safety Officer is Simon Smith; simon.smith@queensu.ca, 533-6772

The following requirements, unique to the ILC, apply in addition to University and Faculty safety policies. No local policy is to be construed as over-riding legislation, which always takes precedence.

Workshop

Students or others wishing to use the workshop must first complete a workshop safety training session and agree to abide by the rules of the shop. For further information or to request training contact the Workshop Supervisor, Mike Vanberkel; mike.vanberkel@queensu.ca , local extension 75113.

Instructors of courses that will use the shop on an intensive basis must institute additional measures to mitigate the additional risks associated with large numbers of people in the shop at the same time. These measures may include scheduling of project groups and/or supervision by TAs. Instructors should develop these measures in consultation with the ILC Operations Manager and Workshop Supervisor.


Power Laboratories

Plaza 314 is capable of being configured as an electrical power lab, using 208/120V supply and rotating machinery. The equipment is quite safe so long as safety shields are kept closed and only the provided wiring is used. Any departure from these practices must be agreed to in advance by the ILC Operations manager, with written procedures.

Instructors and TAs should familiarize themselves with the location of the emergency power shut-off button, which is in the middle of the north wall.

Design Teams and Major Projects

Competitive Design teams, major student projects, and any other special activity that may create particular hazards, must file a safety plan before commencing work. For the design teams this forms part of the Stewardship Agreement that is required to obtain space in Beamish-Munro Hall.

The safety plan must identify all known hazardous materials and operations associated with the proposed activity, together with measures that will be taken to protect the users and other occupants of the building.

The safety plan must be reviewed and signed by an individual who has expertise in the processes involved, and who is acceptable to the ILC Operations Manager and to the faculty member responsible for the project or activity.

For further information contact the ILC Operations & Facilities Manager, Simon Smith, P.Eng.; simon.smith@queensu.ca, 533-6772.