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Rules of Conduct

All use of Swansea Hackspace facilities and services requires that you adhere to the following rules, breech of these rules may result in disciplinary action, upto and including removal of access, or termination of membership.

These rules are in addition to, and do not replace or override those set down in our Constitution.


  1. Warning notices are there for your safety, heed them.
  2. Do not use any machines or tools unless you are sure that you know how to do so safely.
  3. If you see someone working in an unsafe way, it is your duty to stop them and let them know.
  4. Do not defeat or hack safety features/equipment. This is for other people's safety as much as yours.
  5. You are forbidden from doing anything that is illegal under the current laws of England & Wales.
  6. If in doubt, ask.


  1. Do not treat the Hackspace like your home, it is a shared space. Sleeping anywhere on Hackspace property is forbidden.
  2. Do not break, or otherwise interfere with someone else's project without their permission
  3. If something is broken, fix it; don't complain. If you can't fix it, tell the directors ASAP.
  4. If you're doing something major, ask the mailing list first.

Personal Items

  1. Members are allowed to store personal items in the space, but they must be kept in one of the plastic boxes, labelled with your name. One box per member.
  2. Larger/more items may be allowed, but please note that space is limited. You must email the mailing list first, and items should be clearly labelled as yours, and with the date they will be removed by.

Donating, Loaning, or Borrowing Items

  1. Carefully consider the true usefulness of an item before bringing it to the space. Disposal requires effort and space is limited. Seek permission for large items.
  2. If you're leaving something and you would rather it was not mercilessly ripped apart, please label it accordingly.
  3. Likewise, if something looks expensive or useful please don't mercilessly rip it apart without asking first.
  4. Don't remove tools from the space without asking the mailing list first.
  5. All donations become property of Swansea Hackspace, and may be used or disposed of as benefits the group, if you don't want this to happen then please clearly signify that it is a loan.


  1. Workbenches should be completely clean when you leave - be considerate for the next user. Please put tools back where you found them.
  2. Please wash and return any cups, plates or cutlery that you use.
  3. Any items left on a workbench overnight become fair game. Put your stuff back in your box.
  4. If you have engaged in any waste generating activity (e.g. peeling wires), hoover the spot.
  5. Please do not bring bikes into the space unless you are working on them, they take up too much room.


  1. If you think something should be thrown out, put it in the outgoing trash box. Two weeks later the box will go in the skip.
  2. If something is too big to fit in the trash box, you should probably post to the list about it.
  3. If you want to throw something away which looks useful, make sure the mailing list is informed well in advance.

Communal Areas

  1. Members may use the communal kitchen for food/drink prep, do not hack anything, and please remember to tidy up after yourself.
  2. Please do not store anything in the communal areas (except perhaps the fridge) and clearly mark with a hackspace sticker any items that you do.
  3. Only items marked with a hackspace sticker, or otherwise labelled, are fair game.
  4. Communal tea and coffee supplies are kept in the room on the administrivia shelf.

Room Access

  1. Members in good standing after their third month may apply to become a key holder, which permits them 24hr access to the space. The request should be made to the directors, and must be accompanied by nominations from two other members that second the application. There is a £15 fee to issue or reissue a keyfob, and their usage may be subject to further restrictions as and when deemed necessary by the directors.
  2. If you do not have a key, and there is no keyholder present, you must vacate the room outside office hours. Failure to do so runs the risk of triggering the burglar alarms.

Closing Up

  1. If you are the last person to leave the space it is your responsibility to ensure all windows are closed, lights are off, and the door locked behind you.
  2. If you are the last person to leave at night you are also responsible for setting the alarm system as instructed.


  1. If you continually annoy or endanger others by ignoring these rules, the directors have the right to impose sanctions.
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