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Running a space like ours requires a lot of continuous maintenance work that may not be immediately obvious when you're new. All members are expected to help out with this.


Keeping the hackspace in shape

According to our Rules you're expected to clean up your workspace after you're done; but beyond that we ask that you help us maintain the space. We have a lot of members that make constant use of our facilities, and it adds up quickly.

Some members have taken specific responsibility to look after items. All members are encouraged to do this - please see Adopt-a-Spanner

A few good rules of thumb:

  • Strive to do one maintenance task every time you visit. You're already helping if you only bring out the garbage or wipe a few desks clean.
  • Strive to leave our facilities in a better state than you found them.
  • If you don't know how things work and this documentation doesn't help then just ask around, in the space or on IRC. Then update this documentation.

Easy maintenance tasks

  • Take out the rubbish
  • Clean the kitchen
  • Sweep the workshop
  • Wipe down the desks
  • Check consumables. We rely on members to let us know when consumables are low. If you can, go and buy some more (we can reimburse you).

Improving the Space

If you want to get stuck in improving the space infrastructure, here's where to find what to help out with: