Learning Event 3:
IDENTIFY BASIC AREAS OF SAFETY
1. There are three basic areas of safety: chemical, electrical, and
mechanical. When working with a continuous processor you will be confronted by
all three areas simultaneously.
a. Chemical. When working with photographic solutions, always assume that
they will be harmful.
Never try to determine the contents of a bottle by
sniffing. If in doubt, safely discard the contents according to the local SOP
and obtain one you are sure of.
ALWAYS ADD ACID OR ALKALI. That is, add acid to water. NEVER add water to
Electrical equipment always presents the possibility of
shock. Make sure the electrical equipment is properly grounded. If in doubt,
have it checked by qualified personnel.
c. Mechanical. Processing machines are filled with gears, chains, drive
shafts, and other moving parts.
Keep hands away from these parts while the
machine is running. Be especially careful of loose-fitting clothing and long
hair. Either remove loose clothing, or roll up sleeves, tape them tight and
wear a hat or some other device to keep hair away.
2. Remember that safety is a continuing job. If you find an unsafe condition
report it to your supervisor.
It's always better to be safe now than sorry
Learning Event 4:
IDENTIFY THE STEPS NECESSARY TO PREPARE FILM PROCESSOR FOR OPERATION
1. The first step is to flush all rollers and crossover assemblies with warm
water to remove any foreign matter. Then wipe down the wet tanks using a damp
2. Remove the side panel to gain access to the plumbing section. Remove the
panel by lifting up on the stainless steel edging and disengaging the bottom of
the panel from the processor. Then pull the panel from the processor. Inside
the plumbing section are five tank drain valves that must be closed.
3. Connect the replenisher lines from the storage tanks to the inlets on the
front of the processor. Make sure the proper line is connected to the proper
inlet. See figure 2-10 for the proper inlet location.
4. The processor is now ready for the installation of the roller racks and
Place No. 1 rack into the first developer tank by
sliding the rack into the tank until it seats firmly. Under NO circumstances
should you try to jam the racks into place. After the rack has seated, check
to make sure the roller rack drive gear engages the worm gear on the drive