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== All members ==
 
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# Racist, sexist, abusive or violent behaviour will not be tolerated. Any examples of such behaviour members will be asked to leave and may be permanently banned from the space.
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# Racist, sexist, abusive or violent behaviour will not be tolerated. Any members displaying such behaviour will be asked to leave and may be permanently banned from the space.
 
# There will be items at the space integral to our day to day operations such as electric meter, kettle, heater, tools etc.  Please use common sense before doing any modification or hacking and leave this stuff alone.
 
# There will be items at the space integral to our day to day operations such as electric meter, kettle, heater, tools etc.  Please use common sense before doing any modification or hacking and leave this stuff alone.
 
# Please treat our neighbours with respect.  Excessive noise levels should be avoided if possible and shared facilities should be well looked after.
 
# Please treat our neighbours with respect.  Excessive noise levels should be avoided if possible and shared facilities should be well looked after.

Revision as of 19:04, 10 May 2013

In summary our rules ask that everybody treat the makerspace, its facilities and its membership with respect. In using the facilities please do so in the spirit of So Make It.

(In a nutshell: don't be a dick.)


Contents

Rule Zero

  1. Do not be on fire.

All members

  1. Racist, sexist, abusive or violent behaviour will not be tolerated. Any members displaying such behaviour will be asked to leave and may be permanently banned from the space.
  2. There will be items at the space integral to our day to day operations such as electric meter, kettle, heater, tools etc. Please use common sense before doing any modification or hacking and leave this stuff alone.
  3. Please treat our neighbours with respect. Excessive noise levels should be avoided if possible and shared facilities should be well looked after.
  4. We cannot take any responsibility for theft or damage of personal belongings left at the space. If in doubt, take it home with you when you leave.
  5. Please wash up any cups/plates/cutlery etc. when finished with them.
  6. Ask before borrowing other peoples things. Communal tools and equipment should be listed on our wiki and clearly labelled.
  7. When finished at the space please clean up behind yourself. Unfinished projects etc that look like a mess might easily be treated as rubbish and disposed of.
  8. Storage will be available (details later) but space is at a premium so please do not treat the space as your personal store room.
  9. Items on loan from the space (books, tools etc) should be returned in a timely manner so that others can use them.
  10. Please make sure your monthly subscription is paid in good time (details to follow later) and if you decide to cancel your membership or have any issues paying your subscription please let us know as soon as possible.
  11. The makerspace works because of co-operation between its members. Remembering this we ask that you try to share what you can and donate what you can.
  12. Anything you create at the space whether that be tangible goods, designs or innovations are of course yours to do with as you please. Do remember however that we are a charity and need all the help we can get so ask that if you find yourself making a lot of money consider a donation or if you post a blog of your efforts perhaps give us a mention.
  13. You are of course free to work on what you want but any projects that might harm the groups reputation or have a moral ambiguity should be approved first. If in doubt simply ask the trustees (who get the blame if you create a death ray that kills millions for example)
  14. We currently don't allow people under the age of 16 to enter the space for safety reasons, however if you would like your child to be allowed into the space then please help us to lay out the formal framework to enable this including risk assessment and reduction, out of bounds areas, full responsibility of the parents/guardians and other such relevant agreements and processes. See this wiki page for a discussion on this: Talk:Children
  15. Industrial activity such as soldering or using machinery must be restricted between the hours of 11pm to 7am. This is a limit imposed by Southampton City Council because of emergency services availability between those times.
  16. Nobody may sleep at the makerspace. In the event of emergency accommodation being needed some of the other members may be able to help by either letting you stay over or by suggesting local hotels, B&Bs etc.
  17. Hot food/drink etc is allowed however please be considerate of others with strong smelling food and drink.
  18. Members must not operate machinery, tools or other equipment while their impairment through drugs and/or alcohol makes them a risk to themselves and/or others. Any member concerned that another is so, should notify a trustee immediately.
  19. Health and safety equipment must not be touched/moved or modified in any way and only used in emergencies. If it looks like something is wrong or missing please report it to a trustee immediately.
  20. All accidents, near misses and possible health and safety issues no matter how small must be reported in the accident book where applicable and reported to the trustees.
  21. Tools and equipment must be used properly and safely. Instructions for use should be read if available and if you do not know how to use something safely ask.
  22. All waste must be disposed of responsibility i.e. make sure recycling goes in the recycling bin and do not pour toxic chemicals down the drain. It would be helpful it general waste could be taken home for disposal as waste collection will cost RideRide.
  23. Be considerate if RideRide are using the warehouse while you are there. i.e. do not use noisy power tools during one of their public workshops.
  24. Do not borrow/use any equipment from outside our space without first asking permission of the RideRide staff

Keyholders

  1. As a keyholder you have 24h access to the makerspace but also have a responsibility to the space and its members. It is expected that a keyholder pay a deposit for any keys or keycards they are issued with and since they are in a position of trust, must be approved by the trustees. Typically they have been members of the space for some time already (obviously not at the start)
  2. When finished at the space be sure to lock up and turn all lights and equipment off. Electricity is a significant cost to us.
  3. Make sure that members are following the rules i.e. tidying up after themselves etc.
  4. Let people know that you're at the space or going to the space and for how long. (we'll come up with a system later)
  5. Don't let anybody you don't know into the space unless they are being escorted by a member. Member lists should be available for all key holders to check.
  6. Upon opening up please inform Tim at RideRide you are there
  7. Make sure our emergency exit is unlocked at all times you are in the building and locked upon leaving
  8. Get rid of all rubbish, empty mugs etc at the end of the night. Giant rats live in our space (and guard the equipment at night) and they will claw through anything to get at food.

Trustees

  1. Trustees are appointed by the membership to help run the space giving up their time to do so. While they do much of the administration like signing the paperwork and paying the bills the space is run by and for its members.
  2. Trustees can be contacted here if required and are usually happy to discuss any issues or ideas.
  3. An up to date list of trustees is maintained on our website's trustees page.

If you wish to be considered as a trustee please let us know - we're always looking for extra help!

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