Finca Morpho’s Tool Accreditation Program

Finca Morpho value’s its assets and wish to take care of them to prolong their life. All tools are seen as sacred totems and are honored for what they allow us to accomplish. Through this accreditation program we wish to spread proper tool usage along with the correct posture. Posture is important when using our tools and in our daily lives to keep our bodies happy and fit. Typical injuries are strains/sprains to the lower back, shoulder, neck, and wrist. Many of these injuries can be prevented by properly using tools, by knowing your physical capabilities and keeping activities to within your limitations.

Farm Tool Agreements & Safety - A tool properly used will last a lifetime. A tool improperly used will break in a minute.”

Videos To Watch Before Using Tools - Playlist

Documents to Look Over

Checklist

Name : 

Date : 

Root/Trunk Member Guide : 

Root Member Sign Off : 

I understand and agree to the above agreements and have watched and understand all the videos.

Signature :

machete

Garden Tools

Basic Hand Tools

Basic Power Tools

Bamboo Saws

Hand Tools

Power Tools

Chainsaw

Driving of Vehicles

Date

Guide

  1. Machete
  1. Machetes are all stored in the Bodega in their proper spots and clean.
  2. I understand and agree to the following :
  1. Once I have been accredited with the machete skill, I agree I am free from the requirement to ask for permission to check out machetes that are located in the Soil Sanctuary.
  2. I agree to sign out a machete for the day or for my whole stay.
  3. I agree to perform inspection of Machete before each use and sharpen if required.
  4. I agree to observe the surroundings of my work area.
  5. I agree to think out all steps of the process including what is going to happen after separation.
  6. I agree to have a plan for after separation.
  7. I agree to have ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  8. I agree to have controlled swings striking objects.
  9. I agree to clean up my workspace at the end of all moop before I move on to another task.
  10. I agree to clean the machete after I am through using it for the day with water and then coating with oil.
  11. I agree to sign back in and return to the proper space.
  1. I have demonstrated ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  1. Knees Bent
  2. Keeping a neutral spine
  3. Relaxed shoulders
  4. Eyes Open and alert
  5. Breathing deeply and continuously
  6. Swinging on Exhales
  7. Bringing back on Inhales
  8. Pausing with breathes
  9. Object and area to hit in the middle of body
  10. Controlled Swing
  11. Always concentrated on the task at hand
  12. Keeping free from distractions
  1. I understand how to store the machete when not in use.
  1. I agree to not keep the machete on the ground. I understand this is how they get lost and forgotten about.
  2. I agree to not keep the machete in the ground. I understand this is a work hazard.
  3. I understand the best place to store the machete is in the case it comes with.
  4. I understand another place to store the machete is in a stump on a trail border.
  5. I understand against a tree, blade towards the tree is acceptable.
  1. I understand how to sharpen the machete to code.
  1. I agree to first use a file to sharpen the machete with a proper stance at a 45 degree angle, pulling against the grit, while having the machete clamped down to be able to fully use both hands and keep from slipping and cutting.
  2. I agree to never use the angle grinder to sharpen.
  3. I agree to use the wet stone only to clean up the edge of the blade with a proper stance by sliding the blade at a 30 degree angle back and forth with a firm grip on the handle and other hand pressing down on the wet machete, away from the blade, on the wet stone (having a bucket of water by). I understand this for the finishing step or a quick sharpening. When I have reached the desired effect drag the blade through a piece of wood and wipe clean with water.
  4. I agree to oil the machete after each sharpening, use, and when required.
  1. Gardening Tools
  1. Racks, Shovels, Pickaxes, Axes, Pitchforks, Wheelbarrows, Hoes, Digging Bars, Trowels, Spades are all stored in the Soil Sanctuary all in their proper spots and clean.
  2. I understand and agree to the following
  1. I agree to sign out gardening tools
  2. I agree to perform inspection of the tools before each use and sharpen if required.
  3. I agree to observe the surrounding of my work area.
  4. I agree to think out all steps of the process.
  5. I agree to have a plan for project or task.
  6. I agree to have ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  7. I agree to have controlled fluid movements in my tasks.
  8. I agree to clean up my workspace at the end of all moop before I move on to another task.
  9. I agree to clean up after I am through using it for the day with water and then coating with oil.
  10. I agree to sign back in and return to the proper space.
  1. I have demonstrated ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  1. Knees Bent
  2. Using legs to lift
  3. Getting as low as possible
  4. Keeping a neutral spine
  5. Relaxed shoulders
  6. Eyes Open and alert
  7. Breathing deeply and continuously
  8. Moving forward on Exhales
  9. Moving back on Inhales
  10. Pausing with breathes
  11. Object and area to hit in the middle of body
  12. Controlled and fluid swings and movements
  13. Always concentrated on the task at hand
  14. Keeping free from distractions
  1. I understand how to sharpen shovels.
  1. I agree to sharpen shovels with a file with a proper stance at a 45 degree angle, pulling against the grit, while having the shovel clamped down to be able to fully use both hands and keep from slipping and cutting.
  2. I agree to never use the angle grinder to sharpen.
  3. I agree to use the wet stone only to clean up the edge with a proper stance by sliding the wet stone at a 30 degree angle back and forth. I understand this for the finishing step or a quick sharpening.
  4. I agree to oil the shovels after each sharpening, use, and when required.
  1. Basic Hand Tools
  1. Screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, channel locks, measuring tapes, and any other hand tools that are all stored in the Soil Sanctuary in their proper spots and clean.
  2. I understand and agree to the following
  1. I agree to sign out basic hand tools
  2. I agree to perform inspection of the tools before each use.
  3. I agree to observe the surrounding of my work area.
  4. I agree to think out all steps of the process.
  5. I agree to have a plan for project or task.
  6. I agree to have ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  7. I agree to have controlled fluid movements in my tasks.
  8. I agree to clean up my workspace at the end of all moop before I move on to another task.
  9. I agree to clean up after I am through using it for the day with water and then coating with oil.
  10. I agree to sign back in and return to the proper space.
  1. I have demonstrated ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  1. Knees Bent
  2. Keeping a neutral spine
  3. Relaxed shoulders
  4. Eyes Open and alert
  5. Breathing deeply and continuously
  6. Pausing with breathes
  7. Object working on in the middle of the body and as close to eyesight as possible.
  8. Controlled and fluid movements
  9. Understand the purpose for each tool
  10. Always concentrated on the task at hand
  11. Keeping free from distractions
  1. Basic Power Tools
  1. Corded Drills, Cordless Drill, Cordless Impact,Cordless SkilSaw are stored at the Bodega and to be checked out with the approval every time by available Root/Trunk Member and return to the proper spot clean.
  2. I understand and agree to the following
  1. I agree to sign out basic power tools
  2. I agree to perform inspection of the tools before each use.
  3. I agree to observe the surrounding of my work area.
  4. I agree to think out all steps of the process.
  5. I agree to have a plan for project or task.
  6. I agree to have ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  7. I agree to have controlled forceless fluid movements in my tasks.
  8. I agree to clean up my workspace at the end of all moop before I move on to another task.
  9. I agree to clean up after I am through using it for the day with air and then wiping down.
  10. I agree to sign back in and return to the proper space.
  1. I have demonstrated ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  1. Knees Bent
  2. Keeping a neutral spine
  3. Relaxed shoulders
  4. Eyes Open and alert
  5. Breathing deeply and continuously
  6. Pausing with breathes
  7. Wearing appropriate protection
  8. Object working on in the middle of the body
  9. Controlled, forceless, and fluid movements
  10. Understand the purpose for each tool
  11. Always concentrated on the task at hand
  12. Keeping free from distractions
  1. Bamboo Saws
  1. Bamboo Saws are stored at the Bodega and to be checked out with the approval every time by available Root/Trunk Member and return to the proper spot clean.
  2. I understand and agree to the following
  1. I agree to sign out bamboo saws
  2. I agree to perform inspection of the tools before each use.
  3. I agree to observe the surrounding of my work area.
  4. I agree to think out all steps of the process.
  5. I agree to have a plan for project or task.
  6. I agree to have ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  7. I agree to have controlled fluid movements in my tasks.
  8. I agree to clean up my workspace at the end of all moop before I move on to another task.
  9. I agree to clean up after I am through using it for the day with water and then coating with oil.
  10. I agree to sign back in and return to the proper space.
  1. I have demonstrated ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  1. Knees Bent
  2. Keeping a neutral spine
  3. Relaxed shoulders
  4. Eyes Open and alert
  5. Breathing deeply and continuously
  6. Pausing with breathes
  7. Object working on in the middle of the body and as close to eyesight as possible.
  8. Controlled and fluid movements
  9. Always concentrated on the task at hand
  10. Keeping free from distractions
  1. Hand Tools
  1. Screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, channel locks, measuring tapes, and any other hand tools that are all stored in the Bodega to be checked out with the approval every time by available Root/Trunk Member and returned in their proper spots and clean.
  2. I understand and agree to the following
  1. I agree to sign out hand tools
  2. I agree to perform inspection of the tools before each use.
  3. I agree to observe the surrounding of my work area.
  4. I agree to think out all steps of the process.
  5. I agree to have a plan for project or task.
  6. I agree to have ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  7. I agree to have controlled forceless fluid movements in my tasks.
  8. I agree to clean up my workspace at the end of all moop before I move on to another task.
  9. I agree to clean up after I am through using it for the day with air and then wiping down.
  10. I agree to sign back in and return to the proper space.
  1. I have demonstrated ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  1. Knees Bent
  2. Keeping a neutral spine
  3. Relaxed shoulders
  4. Eyes Open and alert
  5. Breathing deeply and continuously
  6. Pausing with breathes
  7. Wearing appropriate protection
  8. Object working on in the middle of the body
  9. Controlled, forceless, and fluid movements
  10. Understand the purpose for each tool
  11. Always concentrated on the task at hand
  12. Keeping free from distractions
  1. Power Tools
  1. Cordless Angle Grinder, Cordless Sawzall, Corded Sander, Chop Saw, Tile Saw, and other uncommon power tool are stored at the Bodega and to be checked out with the approval every time by available Root/Trunk Member and return to the proper spot clean.
  2. I understand and agree to the following
  1. I agree to sign out power tools
  2. I agree to perform inspection of the tools before each use.
  3. I agree to observe the surrounding of my work area.
  4. I agree to think out all steps of the process.
  5. I agree to have a plan for project or task.
  6. I agree to have ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  7. I agree to have controlled forceless fluid movements in my tasks.
  8. I agree to clean up my workspace at the end of all moop before I move on to another task.
  9. I agree to clean up after I am through using it for the day with air and then wiping down.
  10. I agree to sign back in and return to the proper space.
  1. I have demonstrated ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  1. Knees Bent
  2. Keeping a neutral spine
  3. Relaxed shoulders
  4. Eyes Open and alert
  5. Breathing deeply and continuously
  6. Pausing with breathes
  7. Wearing appropriate protection
  8. Object working on in the middle of the body
  9. Controlled, forceless, and fluid movements
  10. Understand the purpose for each tool
  11. Always concentrated on the task at hand
  12. Keeping free from distractions
  1. Chainsaw
  1. 36v and gas powered chainsaw are stored at the Bodega and to be checked out with the approval every time by available Root/Trunk Member and return to the proper spot clean.
  2. I understand and agree to the following
  1. I agree to sign out the chainsaw.
  2. I agree to perform inspection of the tools before each use.
  3. I agree to observe the surrounding of my work area.
  4. I agree to have a plan for project or task.
  5. I agree to think out all steps of the process including what is going to happen after separation.
  6. I agree to have a plan for after separation.
  7. I agree I will announce to surrounding people I am going to be using the chainsaw
  8. I agree to have ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  9. I agree to have controlled fluid movements in my tasks.
  10. I agree to clean up my workspace at the end of all moop before I move on to another task.
  11. I agree to clean up after I am through using it for the day with water and then coating with oil.
  12. I agree to sign back in and return to the proper space.
  1. I have demonstrated ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  1. Knees Bent
  2. Keeping a neutral spine
  3. Relaxed shoulders
  4. Eyes Open and alert
  5. Breathing deeply and continuously
  6. Pausing with breathes
  7. Object working on in the middle of the body
  8. Controlled and fluid movements
  9. Always concentrated on the task at hand
  10. Keeping free from distractions
  1. How to Start, Use, and Maintain a Chainsaw
  1. Document
  1. Driving of Vehicles
  1. Trucks, quads, motorbikes, Teryx, and other motorized transport devices are stored at the Bodega and various other locations on the property and are to be checked out with the approval every time by  available Root Member and return to the proper spot clean.
  2. I understand and agree to the following
  1. I agree to sign out Vehicle.
  2. I agree to perform inspection of the vehicle before each use including oil and tire pressure.
  3. I agree to observe the surrounding of my areas
  4. I agree to think out all steps of the process.
  5. I agree to have a plan for project or task.
  6. I agree to have ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  7. I agree to have controlled fluid movements in my tasks.
  8. I agree to clean up my workspace at the end of all moop before I move on to another task.
  9. I agree to clean up after I am through using it for the day with water.
  10. I agree to sign back in and return to the proper space.
  11. I understand this is the highest form of trust in that I will honor the vehicle privilege.
  1. I have demonstrated ‘Proper Posture and Technique’.
  1. Seated position with hands at 10 and 2 on the steering wheel and buckled
  2. Keeping a neutral spine
  3. Relaxed shoulders
  4. Eyes Open and alert on the path ahead
  5. Breathing deeply and continuously
  6. Controlled and fluid movements
  7. Using appropriate protection devices
  8. Always concentrated on the task at hand
  9. Keeping free from distractions