There are a few rules in place that are designed to make the space functional for all;

  • Clean up after yourself
    • This includes sweeping/ vacuuming and wiping down surfaces, moving your projects out of the way, and emptying the bins if they are full.
  • Respect other’s property
    • While most of what is in the Shed is there for anyone to use, some isn’t. If anything has a name label on it, don’t use it.
  • Respect the calendar
    • There are a lot of diverse activities going on at the Shed that aren’t necessarily complementary.
    • If you know you’d like to do something that might not be complementary to other activities, let it be know (Facebook, Slack and email the board). Also make sure it is the calendar (the board should do that for you).
    • We ask that all members respect these requests, and check the calendar before going down to ensure that nothing like this is going on.
    • Otherwise, first in, best dressed. Or work it out between you.
  • Kids
    • Kids are of course welcome in the Shed, but we ask their parents to be especially vigilant in watching them around the dangerous tools. This is especially the case if they are in use. And given the kids aren’t members, if there is a conflict between the kids presence and an activity, the activity has precedence.
  • Alcohol
    • Drinking is not forbidden in the Shed, but we ask that drunk people leave the place when their is another, more dangerous activity going on.
    • We also encourage people to reconsider that first/ next drink
  • Private parties are ok, BUT…
    • Each member can only have 2 per year
    • We only permit 1 private party per week
    • No private party can last for more than 3 hours. The party can continue after the three hours, but it will no longer be private and other members are welcome to come use the space as normal. Normal ‘Shed activities’ then have priority, so if the party is not complementary to the Shed activity (eg kids party and woodworking activity), the party should vacate asap.
    • Leave the place clean!!!
  • Tools can be dangerous
    • There are many tools in the Shed that are designed for cutting or removing bits of material. If not used properly, that material might end up being your skin, or something  even deeper.
    • Therefore, we ask that no member use a tool they are not comfortable with, and that proper safety equipment (available in the Shed) is used.
    • If you want to use a tool you’re not currently comfortable with, ask and someone will help you.