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The hackspace is your space - we don't want to put excessive rules in place but we do need to keep it clean and safe.

Rule -1

  1. Do not break the laws of thermodynamics.

Rule Zero

  1. Do not be on fire.


  1. Don't use power tools unless you've had a safety briefing on them first.
  2. Don't defeat or hack safety features/equipment. This is for other people's safety as much as yours.
  3. If in doubt, ask.

Making Decisions

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


  1. Do not treat the Hackspace like your home, it is a shared space. You should not sleep in the space.

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.
  2. Larger/more items may be allowed, but please note that space is limited. You must email the mailing list first, and items should be clearly labelled as yours. (We have Do Not Hack stickers in the entrance area.)

Donating/Loaning 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.


  1. Workbenches should be completely clean when you leave - be considerate for the next user. Please put tools back where you found them.
  2. Put your dirty cups and plates in the dishwasher before leaving the space.
  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), hoover the spot.


  1. If you think something should be thrown out, put it in the outgoing trash box. Two weeks later the box will go in the skip.
  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.