Now that we are able to open again, and planning to start work on our new workshop soon, it is important to be aware of health and safety requirements on site.
If you are planning to work on site, either in the garden or in the workshop, we advise that you bring a stout pair of shoes or boots that will protect your feet. Other safety wear which may be required, such as gloves, goggles, helmets and ear-defenders will be provided by Sheddington. You should clean your hands with hand sanitiser, and also clean any shared items of PPE before using them and leave them in a clean state.
Never use tools or equipment with which you are not familiar. Ask a committee member if you would like to be trained how to use a particular item.
Everyone on site is responsible for taking reasonable care of their own and other people's health and safety. Safety notices are displayed so please familiarise yourself with them and the location of any emergency equipment such as the first aid box. If you see anything that poses a risk to anyone's health and safety please report it to a committee member.
You must follow the instructions of anyone who is using tools or machinery on site, and maintain a safe distance at all times.
New members will receive an introduction to our site at St Mark's Road which will include a safety induction. If you have not yet received your induction, please contact us.
Everyone is welcome at Sheddington. Although there is no charge for attending our sessions, as a charity we rely on the generosity of donations to maintain this site and develop our activities for the beneﬁt of the community. If you are able to contribute, we suggest a donation of £2 per session.
You can also show your support by becoming a Supporter of Sheddington for a suggested minimum donation of £25 a year. A leaflet with more information is available here, or you can make a one-off donation by clicking the button below:
If you are interested in getting involved with Sheddington, click on the link below to sign in to the Voice community (you'll need to create a login if you have not done so already) and then join our group. We'll be in touch shortly!