Civil Engineering Laboratory Principles and Safety RulesScientific project studies, undergraduate graduation projects and laboratory applications for undergraduate courses are carried out in this laboratory located on the 3rd floor (A303) of the block A. Laboratory entrances and exits can be made by authorized persons with ID cards.
When you first enter the laboratory, you need to contact the responsible technician or faculty member and get permission for the work you intend to do.
Before working in the laboratory, get detailed information about the equipment you will use by reading the usage and safety instructions and consulting the laboratory technician.
Take care to use the necessary personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, etc.). Seek help for difficult tasks such as lifting weights from the ground.
Note the consumables used during your work and inform the laboratory supervisor for the next experiment. In this way, it will be easier to manage inventory.
Safely locate the equipment that may create harm to the periphery during the operation. Especially position cutting tools away to prevent the risk of hitting and falling. Ensure that the area of use is cleaned after the work and that waste materials are collected / stored / disposed of properly.
Please read in detail the applications stated in the articles about Civil Engineering Laboratory below.
1) Following the Instructions
After entering the laboratory, work will be carried out in accordance with the warnings of the laboratory technician/lecturer in order not to disrupt the occupational and health safety rules.
2) Opening the Electrical Panel
Do not work with the electrical panel during laboratory use. When necessary, notify the technician/instructor in charge of the laboratory to call the authorized electrical personnel. Maintain an unobstructed access to all electrical panels.
3) Electrical Sockets on Workbench
During the experiment, attention should be paid to the sockets on the bench for use. When unplugging the plugs from the sockets, remove them safely with one hand, not from the cable, but by holding/pressing with a non-wet hand. Using extension cords should be avoided whenever possible. Extension cords should not go under doors, across aisles, be hung from the ceiling, or plugged into other extension cords.
The drawers on the laboratory bench cabinet must be kept closed when not in use. In this way, measures are taken against possible accidents that may occur by hitting the drawers opening to the corridor.
5) Material Waste
The wastes remaining on the instruments used during the preparation of the test or after the test should be cleaned before drying. In order to prevent material wastes such as sand, concrete, floor from clogging the sink drain, coarse wastes should never be poured into the sink. After the coarse wastes are thrown into the garbage bucket, the washing process should be done in the sink.
6) Unattended Experiments
In terms of the healthy functioning of the experiment, the proper use of the equipment and the safety of the people in the laboratory, tests should not be left unattended. But, if need arises, appropriate warning notices and signs should be posted on or near the equipment that is left in operation during long periods of work. The notice should include the emergency shutoff procedures, and contact information. Also place a sign on the laboratory door that include the name and phone number of the person responsible for the experiment.
7) Pressure and Tensile Tests
In the laboratory, compression and tensile tests are carried out with a 10-ton capacity ALŞA brand test instrument. The rules to be followed while working with this tool are given in the appendix as specified in the user manual of the device. It is extremely important to follow these rules at the stages of sample placement, experiment initiation and termination, and removal of tested samples from the device.
8) Fixing Mobile Devices and Cabinets in Their Places
Large devices in the laboratory must be fixed in place in case of the possibility of overturning. Storage cabinets in the Civil Engineering Laboratory must also be fixed to the wall within this framework.
9) Cutting and Drilling Tools
During and after the experiment, cutting and piercing tools should be properly stored. Otherwise, equipment left unsuitable may harm others or the experimenter.