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botlab:agm_20170328 [2017/04/11 18:33]
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       * PD: could bring in sub-committees to deal with specific matters       * PD: could bring in sub-committees to deal with specific matters
       * IAS: How are committee members appointed? By a majority of the directors.       * IAS: How are committee members appointed? By a majority of the directors.
-      * AA: If committee ​exists, would consider stepping down as director and becoming ​an "​ordinary"​ committee member ​to continue contributing without responsibility. IAS: directors have liability, they have been conscious of this, but we think the insurance limits this - does it? TS: Insurance doesn'​t cover if directors act negligently. JW: feels strongly that unpaid voluntary directors should not be liable in such a situation. TS: maybe goal for year is to engage with other hackspaces and understand how their liability is managed. ​+      * AA: If non-director ​committee ​positions existedhe would consider stepping down as director and becoming ​one in order to continue contributing without responsibility. IAS: directors have liability, they have been conscious of this, but we think the insurance limits this - does it? TS: Insurance doesn'​t cover if directors act negligently. JW: feels strongly that unpaid voluntary directors should not be liable in such a situation. TS: maybe goal for year is to engage with other hackspaces and understand how their liability is managed. ​
       * PD: Emphasises H&S during tours of the space for new members but would help if there was a booklet or other formal information on ground rules, where to report broken items/​accidents,​ provide a point of contact. Could be derived from existing Hackspace Manual/​documentation on wiki. Maybe a good aim for a subcommittee to undertake?       * PD: Emphasises H&S during tours of the space for new members but would help if there was a booklet or other formal information on ground rules, where to report broken items/​accidents,​ provide a point of contact. Could be derived from existing Hackspace Manual/​documentation on wiki. Maybe a good aim for a subcommittee to undertake?
       * JW: Also need a members'​ agreement for people to sign when they join - make it clear the hackspace doesn'​t have a "​manager"​ who takes responsibility for them - make them aware of their own responsibilities.       * JW: Also need a members'​ agreement for people to sign when they join - make it clear the hackspace doesn'​t have a "​manager"​ who takes responsibility for them - make them aware of their own responsibilities.
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     * Incident log for accidents and near misses     * Incident log for accidents and near misses
       * DW: Agree committee should deal with this, to be discussed at the next committee meeting       * DW: Agree committee should deal with this, to be discussed at the next committee meeting
-      * JW: Incidents ​should be a standing agenda item+      * JW: Reviewing recent incidents ​should be a standing agenda item on committee and members'​ meeting agendas.
       * IAS: Are there any recent incidents we should be aware of?       * IAS: Are there any recent incidents we should be aware of?
-        * Angle grinder had loose discs +        * Angle grinder had loose discs - hence angle grinder was removed by its owner 
-        * Mercury switches on floor +        * Mercury switches ​found on floor - need to be disposed of 
-        * Broken plug disintegrated when  +        * Broken plug that had been reused ​disintegrated when unplugged - could be fixed by using resilient rubber plugs on equipment 
-      * TS: Relies on members to spot incidents and report them+      * TS: Relies on members to spot incidents and report them.
       * NM: How high a standard should we set? JW: we should fix problms when we're aware of them       * NM: How high a standard should we set? JW: we should fix problms when we're aware of them
       * PD: Should try to inform people about importance of working safely when they first join the space - ground rules, booklet etc. IAS: That helps but won't capture the people who are existing members - PD: but it helps.       * PD: Should try to inform people about importance of working safely when they first join the space - ground rules, booklet etc. IAS: That helps but won't capture the people who are existing members - PD: but it helps.
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