Red Tag Tour

Schedules are subject to change, please check our calendar frequently for updated tour times. All tours and tests are at the Hangar, Bldg. 004 (not in Mustang '60).


Before Attending a Tour

PLEASE access all of our Red Tag Tour and Test Content through our PolyLearn Shell described below. 

Cal Poly Machine Shop Safety Training

You MUST be enrolled in and complete our PolyLearn Shell BEFORE attending the Red Tag Tour and Test!!!

The self-enrollment procedure is as follows:

STEP 1: Log into your Cal Poly Portal and click on the PolyLearn Home link. 
STEP 2: In the Course Searcher box (It may be collapsed) on the lower-left, type or copy + paste ME Machine Shop Training and click on the Go button. 
STEP 3: You will see the course title page and a blue Enroll Me button below. Click on the button to enroll.

Once enrolled, please read the PDF, watch the video, take the quiz and sign the waiver. 


Red Tag Tool Safety

  • You must abide by all shop procedures and safety rules
  • If you don’t know how to use a tool or don’t remember, ask a Shop Tech.
  • Wear appropriate clothing and Personal Protective Equipment for the job.
  • To prevent injury or damage to your project use only tools that are in good condition.
  • If you break a tool, stop using it and return it to a Shop Tech, (We won’t penalize you for accidental breakage, but we WILL if you hide the problem and compromise others’ safety).
  • Report any unsafe behavior to a Shop Tech.
  • Report any spills to a Shop Tech.
  • Immediately report all injuries, no matter how minor, to a Shop Tech.

In order to accommodate the schedules of more students, red tag tours and tests will now operate on a rotating schedule on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Be sure to check the schedule frequently, as times may change as the quarter progresses.