Woodshop New Monitor Training

  • Tuesday, June 08, 2021
  • Friday, June 11, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, June 08, 2021, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (PDT)
  • Friday, June 11, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO060821JW
  • 5


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Please note the new dates for this class.

* This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

Interested in being a safety monitor in the Woodworking Studio at BARN? This two-session  class will explain the safety monitor program and the responsibilities of the shop monitor. 

Session one will cover BARN and woodshop policies, safety of users, safe operation of tools, woodshop systems including lighting, dust collection, cleanup, and opening and closing procedures for Open Studio. Session two will go into detail on the safe operation of several of the more complex tools including the SawStop table saws, band saws and wide-belt sander. Monitor candidates must also authorize a background check and shadow an experienced monitor on at least two shifts before they are approved for the position.

Monitors must be BARN members and should be able to volunteer an average of one three-hour shift each month.

Monitors are not paid but they may use the studio when the shop hasn't been reserved for other events, such as classes, shop maintenance times, or scheduled community service projects. Identify these times by checking the online Woodworking Studio calendar or the printed calendar posted at the entry to the studio. Monitors must work in pairs.

This class is free but please register so we know how many to expect.


  • Open only to BARN members.
  • * Prerequisites: Before this class, you must have have taken Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.
  • This class is free, but please register because enrollment is limited.
  • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone is required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Overall BARN safety policies are here. Studio-specific safety policies are here.
  • In addition to the mask requirement, you must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
  • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover the main shop tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.

Instructor:  Jeff Williams

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