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There are photographs of some of the varied activities that can be viewed on the 'Photo Gallery' page...
There is a dedicated, well-equipped workshop space for anything you might fancy making. (Please see 'SAFETY MATTERS' for details of workshop safety rules).
Sports and Activities
The social area has a pool table, a darts board and a selection of board games.
Also in the social area, there's a desktop computer if you'd like to hone your Internet surfing skills, or polish up your word-processing.
You can play carpet bowls, and there's another pool table.Just Socialising
The Men's Shed Committee has issued guidelines as detailed below. Please read them carefully and understand how they apply to you.
These apply to all members and visitors
Please ensure that you have familiarised yourself with the Emergency Evacuation Procedure and Exit Routes as shown on wall charts near the doors.
If in doubt, please enquire of committee members.
These apply to members while within the Workshop Area using battery-operated and hand-tools only
When using hand tools or battery-operated tools within the workshop:
Two members must be present, one being a Duty Supervisor
When unoccupied, even for a short time, the workshop door to the corridor should be locked closed, to prevent unauthorised entry
Suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used. Typically, this could involve a dust mask, safety glasses and/or ear defenders. (Please ask if you are unsure).
Battery-powered tools should only be used if you have been authorised in terms of Level 3.
You should have demonstrated your competency in the use, care and handling of all hand tools, especially those that have sharp blades or parts.
These apply to members using mains-powered tools within the workshop
You must be conversant with the requirements of Level 1 and Level 2
You must have been shown the switching and emergency isolation procedures for the workshop power circuit.
No machinery may be operated until you have satisfied a competent person (please ask) that you are able to do so, safely and competently, without causing injury to yourself or other members, or causing damage to the machine.
Your competency on each machine will be recorded on your personal Membership form and on the Members' Wall-chart
The Duty Supervisor has the right to stop your activity if it is judged that workshop safety is being compromised. Your use of equipment is held to confirm your acceptance of this supervisory authority.
Should your behaviour fail to comply with the above requirements, the Committee may restrict, refuse or revoke your membership of the Men's Shed, in order to comply with the requirements of the associated insurance provision.