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Our Makerspaces code of conduct

  1. Safety first. Prioritise safety at all times. Familiarise yourself with the safety protocols, guidelines and procedures specific to the Makerspace and individual tools and equipment. Follow all safety instructions and use protective equipment when necessary.
  2. Respect the space. Treat the Makerspace and its equipment with care and respect. Clean up after yourself, return tools and materials to their designated places, and maintain cleanliness and organisation of the space.
  3. Use equipment responsibly. Use the equipment and tools in accordance with their intended purpose and only if you have received proper training or guidance. Do not modify or tamper with the equipment without authorisation.
  4. Ask for help. If you are unsure about how to operate a particular tool or piece of equipment, seek assistance from a knowledgeable staff member or experienced user. Don't hesitate to ask questions or request guidance.
  5. Share and collaborate. Embrace the spirit of collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the Makersapce community. Respect others' projects, ideas, and personal space. Offer help and advice when appropriate, and be open to receiving feedback from others.
  6. Cleanliness and order. Keep your work area tidy and organised. Dispose of waste properly, recycle materials when possible, and maintain a clutter-free workspace to ensure the safety of yourself and others.
  7. Respect the time limits. If there are time limits or restrictions on the use of specific equipment or workstations, be mindful of those constraints. Allow others the opportunity to use the equipment and space fairly.
  8. No unauthorised access. Do not enter restricted areas or use equipment without proper authorisation. Respect any designated areas or equipment that are off-limits to users without specific training or permissions.
  9. Be mindful of noise levels. Makerspaces can be lively and active environments, but be considerate of others working nearby. We share a wall with the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and ask that you keep noise levels at a reasonable level to maintain a productive and respectful atmosphere.
  10. Follow the code of conduct. Abide by the Library and Information Services code of conduct. Treat everyone with respect, inclusivity, and fairness. Discrimination, harassment, or disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

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