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botlab:meeting_20160607 [2016/06/14 20:04]
ginjaian
botlab:meeting_20160607 [2016/06/15 21:49]
dwyatt [Topics discussed]
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   * 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.
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   * Insurance   * Insurance
-    * Current policy says nothing specific about ages+    * Current policy says nothing specific about ages, it will all be about our risk assessments. 
-    * 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. 
-    * The policy only covers hackspace members, ie 18+.+  * **Action:** DW will draft a policy on children/under-18s in the Hackspace for review by other committee members.
  
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-Discussion on this subject will continue at [[meeting_20160614|subsequent committee meeting on 14th June 2016]]. 
  
  
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