Passing the safety test is REQUIRED before ANYONE can use the shop.
Passing the safety test is required annually.

Please read the safety handout thoroughly before attempting to take the test.  The handout and safety test can be found on GauchoSpace in the "ME Labs" course:

To enroll in ME Labs:

  • Log onto GauchoSpace and select “Others” from the Courses tab.
  • Search for “ME Labs” and select the course from the results.
  • Once in the course, click on the “Machine Shop Safety” tab to access the safety handout and take the test.

Email rogerg [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu if you have problems

Please see the ME 12S page for more info on the Introduction to Machine Shop course that is available

If you have not used the shop in a while, then please review your ME 12S notes or other reference materials in order to refresh your memory; this will be a great help for yourself and the shop staff!

Shoes that cover the ENTIRE foot are required to come into the shop.  No Crocs, hiking sandal type shoes, ballet flats, flip flops, etc.  If you can see skin or sock on the top or sides of your foot, the shoes are NOT acceptable.