Health and Safety
When using a sharp knife for cutting you should use a cutting board.

Health and Safety

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Health and safety is all about using equipment in a safe manner. When designing and making, it is important to do so safely. In arts and crafts some of the equipment - knives, saws and even needles - can be dangerous if not used correctly.

In the interests of your own health and safety, whether you are cooking, cutting or using electronics, make sure that you do it safely.

1.
When passing a pair of scissors to someone how do you hold them?
With the handles facing the person you are passing to
With the pointed end facing the person you are passing to
With the pointed end facing to the left
With the pointed end facing to the right
Never pass anyone the sharp end of scissors or anything else that is sharp!
2.
Before handling food you should always do what?
Eat a small amount
Ask a teacher to help
Wipe your hands on your jumper
Wash your hands
You have to clean any germs or dirt from your hands before touching food
3.
Why must you be careful with a glue gun?
They are very expensive
You will get into trouble
You can burn yourself
You could stick the wrong things together
Glue guns can get very hot
4.
What must you never do with a sharp object?
Run
Walk sensibly
Cut material
Carefully pass to your friend
If you fall you could stab yourself
5.
What type of battery can get hot when short-circuited?
AA battery
AAA battery
Rechargeable battery
All of the above
As with all electricity, you must be careful when working with batteries
6.
What should work surfaces be cleaned with before preparing food?
Antibacterial cleaner
Water
Sugar and water
Shampoo
Antibacterial cleaners can kill most germs
7.
When taking hot food from an oven what should you use?
A damp cloth
A piece of paper
An apron
Oven gloves
These are specially made so that you will not burn yourself
8.
When using a sharp knife for cutting what should you use?
A glove
A cutting board
A fork
You should never use sharp knives
Cutting boards protect work surfaces from the sharp blade
9.
When designing and making an electrical product what type of power is safest?
Battery
Mains electric
Gas
Petrol
Batteries don't carry as much electricity as the mains supply
10.
When using a sewing machine you must keep your fingers away from what?
The material
The foot pedal
The cotton
The needle
The needle could cause a lot of damage!
Author:  Amanda Swift

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