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botlab:meeting_20160607 [2016/06/14 19:40]
ginjaian
botlab:meeting_20160607 [2016/06/15 21:49]
dwyatt [Topics discussed]
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     * Hackspace is an adult environment     * Hackspace is an adult environment
     * If a parent/guardian hackspace member wants to bring in their child, that's fine; they are responsible for them.     * If a parent/guardian hackspace member wants to bring in their child, that's fine; they are responsible for them.
-    * Parents who leave their child in the care of a third party in the hackspace MUST be made aware that the hackspace is a public environment, not a protected environment, ie there is no supervisory role, no one is CRB/DBS checked. The hackspace member who accepts responsibility for a child should inform committee member, so that the committee member can convey the policy to the parent/guardian, preferably face-to-face.+    * Parents who leave their child in the care of a third party in the hackspace (a hackspace member) MUST be made aware that the hackspace is a public environment, not a protected environment, ie there is no supervisory role, no one is CRB/DBS checked. Any hackspace member who wishes to accept responsibility for a child should facilitate meeting between the parent and a committee member, to convey the policy to the parent/guardian.
     * On occasion, child-focussed activities may be run in the hackspace. If parents are not present, at least one organiser MUST be DBS checked (these are free to volunteers).      * On occasion, child-focussed activities may be run in the hackspace. If parents are not present, at least one organiser MUST be DBS checked (these are free to volunteers). 
  
   * Health and Safety   * Health and Safety
-    * HSE (Health and Safety Executive) is generally pro children being brought into the 'workplace', but states there should have a risk assessment. +    * HSE (Health and Safety Executive) is generally pro children being brought into the 'workplace', but states there should be a risk assessment. 
-    * If we don't allow any under 18 hackspace members, then under 18s cannot be inducted on potentially dangerous equipment. This effectively limits under 18s to desk-based activities, but other equipment can be used on behalf of the child by the hackspace member who is responsible for the child.+    * Under 18s cannot be inducted on potentially dangerous equipment. This effectively limits under 18s to desk-based activities, but other equipment can be used on behalf of the child by the hackspace member who is responsible for the child, so long as the member is themselves inducted on the equipment.
     * Parent/guardian must be aware of the effect of other people in the space. They may inadvertently present dangers to children.     * Parent/guardian must be aware of the effect of other people in the space. They may inadvertently present dangers to children.
     * Otherwise, usual hackspace H&S rules apply.     * Otherwise, usual hackspace H&S rules apply.
-    * Allowed list of tools for children? +    * Allowed list of tools for children will be tools that do not need induction, eg soldering iron, oscilloscope, Arduino, PC, t-shirt press. Parent/guardian member's supplied tools are the member's responsibility, and is up to the parent/guardian if their child uses them. 
-    * No children in G10, when in use? Okay for 16 to 18 to use hand toolsParent must be 'present'?+    * G10: No under 16sexcept on open days/supervised events. Okay for 16 to 18 to use hand toolsParent must be 'present'
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 +  * Insurance 
 +    * Current policy says nothing specific about ages, it will all be about our risk assessments. 
 +    * The policy only covers hackspace members, who are all 18+. Children are regarded as visitors, and are covered by public liability insurance. 
 +  * **Action:** DW will draft a policy on children/under-18s in the Hackspace for review by other committee members.
  
-Discussion on this subject will continue at [[meeting_20160614|subsequent committee meeting on 14th June 2016]]. 
  
  
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