C.O.R.E. Pit in St. Louis, MO 2008.
Winner, UL Safety Award, St. Louis Regional 2008
Winner, UL Safety Award, Wisconsin Regional 2008
now THAT is a nice pit, complete with a fire extinguisher, hardhats, and caution tape!
That pit was BEAUTIFUL. Everything was so organized and neat it was like you put it up and never touched it. Great job keeping it all so awesome, CORE. You guys rule.
How hard is it to ship?
Nice clean design, I would like to do something like this, but shipping is a problem.
Looks great I love the tape to show where everything goes
Are your students or mentors properly trained to use the Fire extinguisher?
Of course we all know how to use the fire extinguisher! We did win two safety awards… :yikes:
Thanks for all of the comments, we really appreciate it!
Looks like a nice pit.
What are the hardhats for though?
Wow that pit looks AMAZING! :ahh: This gives me some ideas…
Thanks for the compliments on the Pit.
Concerning the shipping question:
The Pit disassembles into 12 panels that measure approximately 4’ x 4 1/2’. Some of the panels are hinged together for easy assembly. We also designed/created u brackets with wheels that all the panels fit into for easy transporting.
If you are in Atlanta, please stop by. We would love to show it to you.
The team takes great pride in showing the Pit and it is an evolving project for them.
In 11 years of attending FIRST events, this is the safest, cleanest and most organized pit I have seen.
These guys were across from our pit in St. Louis, and our pit crew was in awe.
This pit is something to marvel over - you know this because even the resident ghost is also amazed by it! I mean it must be a big deal to take a break from an eternity of haunting to check out this pit set-up!
In reference to the use of the fire extinguisher, every team member has ongoing training in all aspects of safety and the use of the fire extinguisher was one training session held. We take safety very seriously at CORE and the training on safety started before the build season and continues at every meeting we hold. Our safety captain has made this his passion.
It’s part of the drivers’ uniform…complete with bright green & orange vests. They come in handy when a clumsy person stands up on the field after placing a robot and gets bonked on the head by another team’s robot’s arm…it happened to me a few times
Wow. This really is the most clean, organized pit I have ever seen. Impressive. Keep up the good work.
I sure would like to get one of those nice black banners that you have on the top.
How do you do it? It’s so clean and organized… <3
It takes some time to set up but it really is worth it because we can find anything we need and everything has it’s place. We continually strive to improve all aspects of the team, robot, and the pit. We have team members that clean up and put things away when the robot is not in the pit. There is constant care put into making sure the PIT is as spotless as we can make it. A clean pit is a safe pit. Continual improvement is key. This is an old photo from St. Louis. Is there one from Milwaukee?
Many of the posts so far comment on how clean and organized the PIT is. We have a check list we use to help keep the PIT in a safe and organized state. I was looking to attach it to this thread but it is not letting me.
It is not as clean but the following is the check list. Let us know what you think.
C.O.R.E. 2062 SAFETY INSPECTION FOR PIT
Date & Time: Inspector(s): .
A. HAND & PORTABLE TOOLS Y NOTES
1. Are powered tools in good condition with no evidence of damage?
2. Are tools properly stored when not in use?
3. Are guards and safety devices in place and operational?
4. Are tools clean and free of oil or grease?
5. Tools have no tape or homemade modifications / extensions.
B. CHEMICALS Y NOTES
1. Is MSDS binder available to everyone and all aware of it?
2. Is chemical clean-up kit available?
3. Is leaking battery kit available?
C. ELECTRICAL Y NOTES
1. Are batteries visibly Ok, terminals not bent, no cracks in case?
2. Do unconnected batteries have protector safety plugs?
3. Do battery chargers have sufficient space for air circulation?
4. Are battery chargers unplugged when not in use?
5. Are cords and plugs in good condition with grounding connections where applicable?
6. Are electrical outlets overloaded? (Only one powerstrip per outlet)
D. THE TEAM PIT STATION HOUSEKEEPING Y NOTES
1. Is team equipment within the designated space? Aisle clear?
2. Is the area free of slipping and tripping hazards?
3. Is the storage of materials orderly?
4. Are work surfaces neat and uncluttered?
5. Are 5S principles being followed?
6. Is garbage can available and emptied regularly?
7. Is broom and dustpan available and properly stored?
E. EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT / EVACUATION Y NOTES
1. Are evacuation meeting points displayed?
2. Is team roster up-to-date and easily accessible in emergency?
3. Are all aisles to exit doors and exits unblocked?
4. Is fire extinguishers unblocked and accessible?
5. Is eyewash available and accessible.
F. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) Y NOTES
1. Is PPE available for FRC participants and their visitors?
2. Is PPE worn by team members where required / posted?
3. Is PPE properly maintained and stored?
G. RESPECT OF STORED ENERGY DANGERS Y NOTES
1. Is checklist being used after each competition?
2. Does the team ensure no one is working on the robot while energized?
I spy my robot
(to the left)