SoMakeIt has lots of 3D printers which are available for use by members. There is no formal induction for 3D printers and general information can be found on the Wiki. Note that we hold a large stock of suitable 3D printer filament and we charge £0.04 per gram for printing.
Please read the 3D printing risk assessment below.
|Date of Assessment||01/10/2021||Version||1.0|
|Equipment||Taz mini’s and Taz 6|
|Details of activity||3D Printing|
|Induction / Role Required||None|
|Form completed by||Chris Nash|
- This risk assessment is intended to provide guidance on the risk associated with the above equipment and activities in normal use.
- Please also check general risk assessments for the area within which this equipment or activity is based.
- Any discrepancies, errors or concerns should be raised with the document authors, area specialists (e.g. admins, superusers) or trustees.
Understanding Risk Rating:
|LOW||Ensure current control measures are in place and continue with activity|
|MED||Control measures may be adequate, co-supervision is recommended|
|HIGH||Do not undertake activity without further consultation with area specialists|
|Identify Hazards||Who may be harmed and how||Severity||Control Measures||Likelihood||Risk Rating|
|Something with the potential to cause harm||Users, bystanders or particular at risk groups||Low / Medium / High||What is in place to reduce the harm or likelihood.||Low / Medium / High|
|Hot end and bed of 3D Printer||User – Minor Burns||LOW||Do not touch the printer components once printing has begun. First aid kit provided by front door.||LOW||LOW|
|Portable Appliance||User – Electrical shock||HIGH||Yearly PAT Testing. Regular visual inspection schedule. Regular Maintenance schedule. All printers remain permanently plugged into designated outlets.||LOW||MED|
|Portable Appliance||Premises – Fire Risk||HIGH||Yearly PAT Testing. Regular visual inspection schedule. Regular Maintenance schedule.||LOW||MED|
|Fumes||User – Respiratory difficulties||MED||When using Acetone, IPA or other adhesion or welding chemicals, wear appropriate PPE. Keep area around printer clear when printing ABS. Keep area well ventilated when printing ABS||LOW||LOW|