Mechanical 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 4th floor (A404) of 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 plan to do.
Students cannot work alone in the laboratory; during the study, a technician, research assistant or lecturer must also be present in the laboratory.
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.). In the laboratory, work by helping you with difficult tasks such as lifting weights from the ground.
Note the consumables and lost/missing parts used during your work, inform the laboratory supervisor for the next experiment. In this way, it will be easier to manage the inventory. Determine the locations of the equipment that may harm the surrounding during the operation in a safe manner. 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 mentioned below in the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory.
Safety Rules1) Following the Instructions
After entering the laboratory, work will be carried out in accordance with the warnings of the laboratory technician/instructor 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.
4) Test Benches
Test benches should always be kept clean and tidy. No liquid or food, including water in a capped bottle on the test benches is allowed. Electronic equipment (such as a mobile phone) that has nothing to do with the experiment/study should be removed from the test bench. Space-consuming items such as bags; coats can be placed on cabinets near the door or on a hanger.
5) Experiment Setups
Experiment mechanisms should be kept off and unplugged when not in use. No work should be done without the consent of the laboratory technician/teaching staff. Before use, the safety documents and usage instructions of the relevant equipment should be examined. Measurements should be made under the supervision of the research assistant/laboratory officer.
6) Tool / Tool Bag
Test sets kept in a metal cabinet are taken to the bench only for the relevant experiments/studies. Do not use tools other than those approved by the laboratory technician/instructor.
7) Cabinets / Drawers
The material cabinets in the laboratory can be opened with the permission of the laboratory technician/instructor, and the materials required for the experiment/study can be taken to the test benches. Cupboards and drawers must be kept closed when not in use. In this way, measures are taken against possible accidents that may occur by hitting the doors/drawers opening to the corridor.
8) 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.
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. Protective gloves should be worn if cutting and piercing tools such as CNC machine, hand drill, side chisel, pliers or screwdriver are to be used.
10) Part Spatter from Cutting / Drilling Machines
In particular, devices such as metal cutting machine, standing drill, etc., which do not have any protective shield for material spatter, must be secured by appropriate cover. In devices that are not fully secured, one should never stand on the facade with the danger of splattering. Protective shields should be kept closed throughout the operation against the material splashing risk.
11) Locations of Test Output Materials
During and after the experiment, especially the materials with cutting parts should be stored properly. Otherwise, equipment left unsuitable may harm others or the experimenter.
12) Using Headphones in High Noise Experiments
During the experiment, sound-reducing headphones must be used in the use of CNC and drilling machines, whose sound level can reach quite high levels. Equipment-based sound insulation should be preferred, if possible, for these sound levels that may cause temporary hearing impairments.