SAFETY NOTICE – USB STICKS
I've had to publish a safety notice Re USB sticks. I thought I'd copy it here in case it was of use to someone.
All Staff and Students should be aware of the dangers of using USB Sticks that have been stored without a protective cap or sleeve.
Recently there have been 2 cases where USB sticks have been stored in pockets or pencil cases without a protective cap. This has led to pencil tips and other debris to become lodged in the USB stick un-noticed and when used in a PC or laptop has caused an electrical short. This has led to some burning and in one case a burnt finger.
Please ensure that USB sticks are stored with the provided caps or sleeves. If the cap or sleeve is missing please check the device is not clogged with debris before inserting it into a PC or Laptop.