Makerspace Policies and Training

Policies

  1. Anyone using the Makerspace must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by a Makerspace Team Member.
  2. Prior to using the Makerspace, Makers must (a) sign the Makerspace Consent form; and (b) complete the General Training video and quiz.
  3. Makers must sign in each time they use the Makerspace.
  4. Makers must participate in additional mandatory training in order to use any equipment in the space.
  5. By using the equipment, the Maker is certifying that he/she is capable of using it in a manner that is safe and consistent with its intended purpose.
  6. The Maker will seek assistance/consultation when necessary.
  7. The Maker agrees that the Makerspace is not responsible for any manufacturing defects in the quality of workmanship or materials inherent in any of the tools or equipment.
  8. The Maker agrees that if any tool or piece of equipment becomes unsafe or in a state of disrepair, he/she will immediately discontinue use and notify a Makerspace Team Member.
  9. Makers must report any accident/incident that occurs in the Makerspace to a Makerspace Team Member immediately and cooperate fully in any accident/incident reporting processes.
  10. Most tools are available to Makers on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advanced reservations are encouraged for any special equipment.
  11. No tools or equipment of any sort may leave the Makerspace.
  12. Items are to be returned in the same condition as they were received, barring normal wear and tear. The Maker agrees to pay for the loss or damage to any items and further agrees to accept the Makerspace's assessment of fair restitution for damage, delinquency and/or loss of items in part or total.
  13. Items used must be returned by the Maker to their original location.
  14. The Maker agrees to take precautions to avoid causing unnecessary mess or damage in the Makerspace. The Maker agrees to clean up after themselves. The Maker agrees to inform the Makerspace Team Member in the event they are unable to return a work surface, tool or equipment to its original state.
  15. The Maker acknowledges that the Makerspace is only able to provide consumable materials on a limited basis. The Maker agrees to avoid wasting consumable supplies and materials. The Maker may need to supply his/her own consumables to meet his/her needs. Consumables must meet equipment specifications as described in the documentation.
  16. The Maker will NOT use their created products for commercial/business-related purposes or allow any third party to do so.
  17. The Makerspace prohibits the use of its space or equipment to create material that is:
    • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
    • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
    • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the SUU community.
    • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, you cannot reproduce material subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection.
  18. The Makerspace is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen property the Maker may bring into the Makerspace.

Training

Training is required for the use of the Makerspace. Additional specific training is required for the use of tools and equipment in the Makerspace. Training will be made available on the Canvas system for all SUU students and faculty. Please contact a Makerspace Team Member for more information.