Bristol Hackspace Rules

0: Don’t be on Fire!

Your safety and the safety of others is your responsibility, so you must always consider the risks and hazards of your actions, and challenge unsafe behaviour in others. Wear appropriate safety gear. Report all incidents. See our Safe Working Guide.

1: Pay Monthly Membership.

To participate in Hackspace and to use Hackspace’s stuff, pay a monthly membership fee by bank transfer. See our Membership Guide.

2: Be Excellent to Each-Other.

Hackspace is an inclusive environment, and we will not tolerate any behaviour that we deem to be harassment, bullying, or discrimination. See our Conduct Policy.

3: Give Back to Hackspace.

Hackspace doesn’t have paid staff and relies on members to keep it clean, safe, and running smoothly. Tidy up after yourself, and give some time back in proportion to the usage you get from the space. See our Fair Use Guide.

4: Supervise Guests.

Guests, visitors, children, and even pets are welcome, but must be supervised by a Hackspace member who accepts responsibility for them. See our Guests and Children Guide.

5: Do Not Hack Means Do Not Hack.

Do not hack (or remove) Hackspace’s infrastructure and tools, or other member’s possessions. Keep your stuff safe from hacking by only storing it in a project box or in the materials rack. See our Stuff, Storage, and Stickers Guide.

Hackspace welcomes donations of quality tools, useful components, and interesting stuff to hack, but not junk. Check our Stuff, Storage, and Stickers Guide.

7: Be Inducted.

Do not use any tool you are not comfortable and confident using. Formal inductions are mandatory to use some of our more dangerous or costly machinery. See our Safe Working Guide.

Abide by the law when in Hackspace. Do not make controlled substances (such as drugs), illegal items (such as prohibited weapons), or attempt unauthorised access to computer systems (the other type of hacking).

9: Follow BV Studios’ Rules Too.

Hackspace is a tenant of BV Studios, so you must follow BV’s rules on communal areas, waste, and security. Check all doors and windows are locked before you leave Hackspace. See our BV Studios Guide.

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