Purpose of “The Shed”
- To provide a safe, supportive and friendly environment for people to gather, volunteer, work, teach, learn and seek fellowship with other like – minded people.
- To promote and stabilise the mental, physical, emotional and economic wellbeing of people in our community.
To achieve this we will
- Maintain an open door policy and will not reject any person on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion or age, though some conditions may apply.
- Certain restrictions may be placed on participation for physical safety reasons or in if a participant needs the assistance of a carer (must be provided by the participant) or be deemed a prohibited person
- Provide a safe physical environment
- Provide a safe and supportive social environment
- Provide referrals to other services or agencies when appropriate or requested
- Respect the rights and decisions of participants
- Respect the confidentiality and privacy of participants
The work environment in “The Shed”
- We will not tolerate abuse, violence, anti-social behaviour or infringements of the rights of others- persons indulging in this type of behaviour will be asked to leave the Shed
- Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous manner towards Supervisors, Management Committee members, key holders and other users of “The Shed” – this includes being considerate of other persons need for space, tools, materials and equipment
- In the event of conflict, there is a formal procedure to follow, which is documented in ‘The Shed’ Policy and Procedure Manual.
- Shed issues are taken to shed colleagues first
- Issues are addressed, not personalities
- Acknowledgement and recognition is a daily habit
- Listen to everyone and know that everyone matters
- Share learning and celebrate success
- All meetings have a published agenda, minutes are taken and published promptly
- Challenge respectfully and criticise constructively
- Respect and recognise whoever has the floor
- Be punctual and fully prepared for each meeting
- Have respect and consideration for life outside the shed.
General Shed Rules
- Always clean equipment after use and return tools to the appropriate place.
- Always ensure tools and equipment are in safe working order. If a fault is noticed you must immediately place an “OUT OF SERVICE” tag and notify the Health and Safety Officer or day supervisor.
- Ensure your immediate work area is free of obstructions and your operations shall not interfere with other shed activities.
CODE OF PRACTICE
- “The Shed” resources are for “collective profit” not for personal profit.
- Programs and activities need to be suitable to the aims and objectives of the project.
- To commence a community or major project, a brief written proposal needs to be submitted. “The Shed” Committee and Project Officers will assess the proposals for suitability.
- No projects are to compete unfairly with local business
- The Shed identifies that it is necessary to make a profit from events and some projects and activities to ensure future financial viability.