SCOUT DIY ACTIVITY BADGE 

Warning: On this badge safety is given as paramount to

 Scouts who use tools

DIY Activity Badge

Complete the requirements below:

  1. Be able to work safety in the home minimising dangers to yourself and others. Have knowledge of:

    • hazard symbols and signs (for example: toxic, flammable, irritant, electrical danger, slippery surface)

    • safety equipment (for example: goggles, gloves, masks, ear defenders).

    • how and where to turn off main supplies (water, electricity, gas) to the house. Know how to isolate individual electrical circuits at the consumer unit.

  2. Show or explain how you would deal with four DIY emergencies from the list below:

    • unblocking a sink

    • renewing a tap washer

    • curing an airlock in water or radiator pipes

    • thawing frozen pipes

    • patching a leaking pipe

    • adjusting the float arm of a cistern

    • fitting a fused electrical plug to a cable

    • replacing a mains fuse or resetting a mains circuit breaker

    • changing a light bulb

    • helping to repair a broken window

    • repairing a tear in clothes or upholstery

    • removing common stains eg ink, wine, and coffee

  3. Take an active part in two major DIY projects, indoors or out, such as:

    • insulating a loft and/or fitting draught proofing to windows and doors

    • insulating a cold-water storage tank, pipes and hot water cylinder

    • planning a colour scheme for a room and preparing a sample board

    • preparing and painting, papering or tiling the walls of a room

    • preparing and painting woodwork or furniture

    • fitting a curtain track and hanging curtains

    • making a freestanding storage unit or putting up shelves

    • covering a floor with vinyl overlay, lino, tiles or carpet

    • hanging a door and fitting or repairing locks and other door furniture

    • carrying out a home security survey and take action to making the house more secure by fitting window locks, marking property with a UV pen, or fitting a burglar alarm

    • laying a patio or path

    • building a low wall, barbecue, gate or fence

    • creating and maintain a garden pond

    • repairing bodywork on a car and clean and polish the car

    • any other project(s) of a similar skill level as agreed with an adult

Hazard Symbols most commonly encountered
Safety Equipment
Team Member going through Safety Equipment
How and where to turn off main supplies (water, electricity, gas) to the house. Know how to isolate individual electrical circuits at the consumer unit.
          Electric                                        Water
                             
                         Gas

Changing Light Bulbs


How to Wire 13amp Plug
New & Old Cable Colours
Wrong Way to wire Plug
Different Taps and Changing Washers
Sink Blockages
Sink Trap
Bottle Trap

 

Saftey Quiz:Garage & Shed

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Saftey Quiz:DIY

Email your answers to thriftwoodbadgeteam@gmail.com