General Metal Shop Clearance Test



A streamlined way for experienced metalworkers to gain clearance to use the machines in the general metal shop. Candidates must be able to demonstrate safe, careful, and clean usage of the machines in the metal shop without additional instruction. Users who lack expertise should take the General Metal Shop Clearance Class in order to receive training in the proper use of the equipment.

Equipment Included:

    • Drill Press
    • Vertical Band Saw
    • Bench Grinders
    • Disk Grinder

Students must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the instructor that they can use the equipment:

  1. Safely: with consideration for both their safety and that of other users
  2. Carefully: without harming the equipment
  3. Cleanly: leaving the work area as clean or cleaner than when they started

This Clearance Test is open to all, but users must have an active membership to access the equipment outside of class time.