Opening Times & Assessments

The Shed currently opens Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:30.

There is no obligation to be there for the full duration and we encourage members to come and go at their own convenience. Members are welcome to come in to the Shed to work on their own project in our workshop or to have a cup of tea, read a paper or book from our library, play a game, a blether, use a computer, etc. in our social area.

We encourage those who want to work in the workshop to read and understand our Welcome Pack which contains details regarding the use of hand tools, etc. A signature is required to show that you have understood the procedures for those hand tools. In order to use any powered machinery, you should have a project in mind that requires the use of one or more power tools. A Shed coach must be sought before you use any of those tools – the coach will either train you or assess your knowledge on the safe & competent use of that piece of machinery. They will sign you off as competent on the Competence Register after their positive assessment of your abilities. It is not expected that you will be assessed on many pieces of equipment at one time in order to ensure a good memorised understanding of the last piece of equipment that you’ve worked on.