Soldering Equipment 101


  • Never touch the element of the soldering iron....400°C!
  • Hold wires to be heated with tweezers or clamps.
  • Keep the cleaning sponge wet during use.
  • Always return the soldering iron to its stand when not in use. Never put it down on the workbench.
  • Turn unit off and unplug when not in use.


  • Collect waste solder in a lidded container.  Replace lid when not in use.
  • Label appropriately and dispose of as hazardous waste (contact Safety Office).
  • Used solder sponges and contaminated rags should be placed in a sealable bag for disposal as hazardous waste.
  • Supervisors/line managers should inform users of the risks from soldering.
  • Supervisors/line managers should ensure that controls are in place and working and that they are used correctly.
  • All those soldering should be trained and supervised appropriately.


Soldering Equipment 101 Quiz

To use the Soldering Equipment you must first complete the Soldering Equipment Orientation Quiz and the Code of Conduct and Safety quiz.

Take the Soldering Equipment 101 Quiz

You must also take a hands on class, meet with a Makerspace Technician for scheduling.

You need a score of 100% to pass and can take the quiz multiple times.

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