With a more industrial age upon us, the world is filled with people who want to make better instruments and methods to handle our lives more easily. This is called hacking, and a lot of people who do this can get caught up in their work. One of the main risks with working with high voltage, open flames, and volatile substances on a frequent basis is that of a fire. The most important thing is to be aware of your surroundings and install smoke detectors. You should also know what fire extinguisher to use and how to use it.
- You need to do a safety audit of your workspace on a regular basis.
- Make sure your shop is covered by at least one working smoke detector.
- You’re also going to need to know how to use a fire extinguisher.
“When you’re in the zone on a build, you may not notice the stray datasheet that fell across your soldering station, or the fact that you’ve plugged one too many instruments into that power strip.”