Maker Station Policies and Procedures

Maker Station strives to provide a safe, productive and fun work environment for its members.

Our mission is to give Makers the best access to Work space, Tools and Materials and expertise to build successful projects, whether at Maker Station or outside. In light of this mission, we ask you to obey the following policies and procedures for working in our facility.

Failure to obey these policies and procedures can make our facilities dangerous or unwelcoming to others, and such actions on your part may result in your Membership being terminated without notice. Please take them seriously. We reserve the right to change these policies and procedures as needed and with sufficient notice to members.

Individual Safety:

Obey all posted signs, instruction from staff and literature pertaining to safe use of our facilities.

These include but are not limited to signs regarding appropriate shop clothing and protective gear, techniques for safe equipment use, material-specific precautions for equipment, and machine tool lockouts.

Do not use equipment you are not comfortable with or trained to use.

We do not allow any Member to operate heavy machinery after staffed hours without a MS staff member in the facility; operate it individually at your own risk.

Default to asking for help if uncertain.

This is not the Burn, here safety and security 1st.

Shared Safety:

In a shared and open facility like ours, it is possible for less experienced members to operate equipment dangerously without knowing it.

Please stay on the lookout for unsafe behaviour, and approach and offer feedback to fellow members if you believe they are working unsafely.

Please notify staff immediately if you believe any piece of equipment or infrastructure to be unsafe.

Respectful Behaviour:

In both in-person and electronic interactions, behave respectfully, courteously, and professionally to your fellow members.

No discrimination, harassment, or hate speech of any kind shall be tolerated.

Courtesy of Individual Spaces:

If you are booking workstation or facilities from us, please keep your individual space relatively orderly. Do not enter any Dedicated or ocupied Work Stations that are not yours without explicit permission.

Maker Station staff is not responsible for cleaning Studios or Workstations during or after occupation, please maintain a safe clean space.

Courtesy of Shared Spaces:

Keep noise levels to a respectful minimum for the comfort and enjoyment of those in the immediate area. No loud music, tool use or other noise will be permitted in the Work Station areas without the explicit permission of the members around you, especially on the 1st floor.

No fumes or flames are permitted in un-ventilated areas, use the where provided, or the extractors in the Machine Stations. Restore the shared spaces to be as clean as or cleaner than when you found them. Please respect and do not interrupt any official Maker Station activities or classes in the shared spaces.

Attendance and Cancellations

Members need to cancel bookings 24h in advance, in order to give Makers Station the opportunity to release bookings to other Members, your account will be debited with the booking amount if you fail to cancel in time.

Training Workshop cancellation policies will be determined by the presenter of each workshop, please take note of that.

Please inform us of any extended absences or extenuating circumstances that might prevent you from attending, participating or settle accounts.

Abandoned projects, materials or equipment [30 days without payment] will become the property of Maker station who retain the right to dispose of the content in a manner we see fit to defer costs.

Guests:

Non-member/guests are permitted in the Maker Station so long as they are

1.Accompanied by a Maker member or a member of staff,

2.and do not use or operate Maker Station or the tenant equipment or facilities,

3.Enter Machine Station areas or interfere with other members.

4.Guests and their actions are the sole responsibility of the host member.

5.Guests will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival.

Tolerance of Feedback:

Please be open to constructive feedback from fellow members, Master Makers and Maker Station Staff, especially as it pertains to safe use of our equipment and disrespectful communication or behaviour.

Excursions with Maker Station

From time to time Maker Station will go on excursions to events, visit suppliers, go dumpster diving etc. All members are expected to follow the same guidelines around safety, courtesy, tolerance, co-operation and fun described in the rest of this document. All events will be posted on the website, social media and notice boards in Maker Station. Any member can suggest and help organize excisions.

Sharing and Co-operation

Sharing is what it is about, ask for advice and help from fellow Makers, and give it freely, after all sharing is caring.

You can walk in and book at reception, but we suggest you check availability on the booking calender to secure your space.

All purchases at Maker Station can be booked and paid for in ZAR.