Rules

Rule Zero

  1. Do not be on fire.

Safety

  1. Don’t use tools unless you’re sure you know how to do so safely. If you see someone working in an unsafe way, it’s your duty to stop them and let them know.
  2. Don’t defeat or hack safety features/equipment. This is for other people’s safety as much as yours.
  3. Check the RTFM for instructions. Read the warnings. If in doubt, ask.

Making Decisions

  1. If something is broken, fix it; don’t complain. If you can’t fix it, tell the mailing list.
  2. If you’re doing something major, ask the mailing list first.

Etiquette

  1. Do not treat the Hacklab like your home, it is a shared space. Remember to go home at least once in a while.
  2. Equipment should be treated with care and respect. If a tool is damaged while you’re using it, you must tell the mailing list. If you damage a tool due to misuse, the hacklab may ask you to contribute money towards its replacement or repair.

Personal Items

  1. Members are allowed to store personal items in the space, but they must be kept in one of the plastic boxes, labelled with your name. One box per member. Empty boxes may be recycled for other members if needed. See also: Storage Policy.
  2. Larger/more items may be allowed, but please note that space is limited. You must fill out an online storage request first. When your request is approved items should be clearly labelled as yours with a Do Not Hack sticker.

Donating, Loaning, or Borrowing Items

  1. Carefully consider the true usefulness of an item before bringing it to the space. Disposal requires effort and space is limited. Seek permission for large items.
  2. If you’re leaving something and you would rather it was not mercilessly ripped apart, please label it accordingly.
  3. Likewise, if something looks expensive or useful please don’t mercilessly rip it apart without asking first.
  4. Don’t remove tools from the space without asking the mailing list first.

Tidiness

  1. Workbenches should be completely clean when you leave – be considerate for the next user. Please put tools back where you found them.
  2. Wash your dirty crockery and cutlery before leaving the space. Don’t leave it in the sink.
  3. Any items left on a workbench overnight become fair game. Put your stuff back in your box.
  4. If you have engaged in any waste generating activity (e.g. peeling wires, welding, grinding etc), hoover the spot.

Disposal

  1. If you think something should be thrown out, put it in the outgoing trash box or bonk shelf.
  2. If something is too big to fit in the trash box, you should probably post to the list about it.
  3. If you want to throw something away which looks useful, make sure the mailing list is informed well in advance.