Safety rules for protecting your equipment

  • Do not bring any food or drinks near the computer
  • Do not plug in external devices without scanning them for
    computer viruses
  • Ensure that the temperature in the room stays cool, since there
    are a lot of machines inside a lab as these can overheat easily
  • Try not to touch any of the circuit boards and power sockets when
    a device is connected to them and switched on
  • Always shut down the computer via Windows’ Start button NOT via the power button
  • Keep dust away from the computers. This can cause short circuits
  • Always maintain an extra copy of all your important data files