Introduction to Guild Safety
Instructor: Jeff Hilber
Welcome to the Introduction to Guild Safety class. For every Guild member wishing to take other Shop classes, participate in the Projects groups, or use the shop for personal projects, this is a required class, regardless of experience or skill level.
Taught by a 35-year career furniture maker, there is something for everyone. For those with little or no woodworking experience, this class is especially for you.
Included in the class is a tour of the Guild Shop, introducing the stationary tools and their function.
This class is about 3-1/2 hours.
Please complete the following before class:
- Fill out the self-evaluation section of the Evaluation Form. Guild Evaluation Form
- Print out and bring a signed Liability Release form.
Read the Guild Safety Manual and all linked resources below. Take the Test.
Bring your answers to class on paper or a device. Make sure you bring them
Guild First Aid Class
Guilds Material Guide
Policy on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment
Portable Power Tool Tips
What is Plain Sawn?
Upon completion of the Intro to Guild Safety class, you may be directed to:
1. A second beginning class, Getting Started; required for those with little or no experience with portable power tools.
2. Bypass the Getting Started class and start the path to the Shop Certification classes.
For more information on the Shop Certification process: https://guildoforegonwoodworkers.org/Safety-Classes-&-Shop-Certification
Please register online and remit payment at once. Your registration is not complete without payment.
This is a Guild Member-only class. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.
Guild policy on COVID-19
Guild policy on COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional safety requirements for those using the shop. Before you arrive for your scheduled session, please ensure the following:
o You are in good health and not living with anyone who is ill with COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms of a respiratory infection.
o You are following the CDC guidelines if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
o You have a face covering without an exhaust valve. This must cover your nose, mouth, and chin and is to be worn at all times. The Guild does have some for sale at the shop but we recommend you bring your own.
Thank you, everyone, for your cooperation in keeping our community healthy.
Class Cancellation Policy