Ram Set Safety Lesson

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Introduction

Ram Set Safety - Safe work habits - Safety on the job!

How to use a Ram Set in a safe manner. Students first must be taught to develop a safe attitude .

Safe work habits can be taught. The number one cause of accidents on the job are unsafe acts. If you can teach the students to think safety, we can help them to develop into safe workers. Teach them to always keep themselves and the work area clean.

To use a Ram Set on the job you MUST be certified to use the device. The Company (RAM SET) will issue you a certificate of completion card certifying you are trained properly in the use of the Ram Set.

Lesson Time

1 period
60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Building and Construction Trades
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2008 CTE Standards

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will, at the end of the lesson, understand the basic safety procedures and proper use of a Powder-Actuated Fastening system. The goal is to teach students to think safety first! Please note that some Power Actuated fastening system require a certified user card from the maker.
  • Students will learn how to use a Ram Set on the job and you MUST be certified to use the device. The Company (RAM SET) will issue you a certificate of completion card certifying you are trained properly in the use of the Ram Set.
  • Students will learn how to dress for the job, always use appropriate clothing for the job and the weather. Use approved personal protective equipment for your face, ears, eyes, head, and feet as applicable for the job.
  • Each student will understand the basic Safety protection for the RAM SET which include but are not limited to the following: 1. Ear protection. The ram set shoots off a charge equivalent to a 22 caliber gun. (A purple load is loud). 2. Eye protection. Always protect your eyes from flying debris and the discharge of the gun. 3. Foot wear. When shooting down sill plates it's a good idea to wear steel toed boots.

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