How to Access the Space


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How do I get access to the space?

All members are entitled to a key fob which will unlock the front door.
Permission to open the roller shutter has to be added on once we get to know you.

  1. Getting a key fob
  2. Getting access to the shutter
  3. Your responsibilities in the space
  4. Opening the shutter
  5. Opening the door
  6. Locking up
  7. Closing the shutter
  8. Emergency access

Getting a key fob

To get a key fob, someone will need to be present to let you in and grab you a new one (they’re currently kept in the sewing machine desk).

Place the fob against the door reader for a few moments so that a message can be sent to the space log with your blank card number. Let @directors know and they will pair this with your membership. Once you’ve heard back from them, the fob will unlock the front door only.


Getting access to the shutter

To upgrade your fob to allow shutter access, you need to find two other shutter operators who will vouch for you, that are not Directors. You can do that by starting a new Topic here, by discussion at the space when a Director is present, or any other means convenient to you.

Your responsibilities in the space

As a member of South London Makerspace you are responsible for your own safety, and the safety of anyone you invite into the space, as well as the space itself.

Guests

You are welcome to bring guest with you of all ages but remember that they and their actions are your responsibility. Never leave guests unattended in the space without another member agreeing to oversee them. Rules for inductions in certain tools apply to guests just as they apply to members.

Visitors

If someone comes to visit you are not expecting, you do not have to let them in if you feel uncomfortable.
It is not advisable to open the door to strangers in any circumstances if you are alone in the space.

Unknown Members

If someone claims to be a member then they should have a key fob. If they don’t simply ping @directors on Telegram, Discourse, Email or Phone us and we’ll try and look them up. Don’t take strangers on their word; this is for your safety as much as the safety of the space.

Leaving

When you leave the space, you must check that the space is empty and lock up if you are definitely the last person to leave.


Opening the shutter

Opening the shutter is simple, but it’s important to note that the shutter is attached to a powerful motor that could easily lift a person and cause serious injury.

On the left hand side of the space you’ll find a small box with up/down arrows. On the right of the box is a small red Makerspace M logo. Put your key fob here and press and hold the up button until the shutter stops moving by it’s self. This means it has reached the maximum height.

Once activated you do not need to hold your tag on the reader.

Please always run the shutter to the top or bottom fully.


Opening the door

On the left hand side of the door you’ll find a black perspex panel with an engraved Makerspace M icon. Put your key fob here and you should hear a click as the lock releases. There is no need to rush to the door as it will stay unlocked until you re-close the door.

Remember if you open up you must ensure anyone who came after you has access to close the shutter, and if not, kick them out.

Always ensure you lock the door when you leave even for a moment.


Locking up

When you leave if you’ve checked and there is no one else anywhere in the space, checking the snug, phase 2, phase 1 and toilet then you need to lock up. If somehow you are the last one and you don’t have a key fob, contact the trustees for assistance in locking up.

  1. Check everything is switched off locally (soldering irons unplugged, computers shut down, etc…)
  2. Switch off all the lights using the white remote on the inside of the door.
  3. Check you have your key fob
  4. Leave the space ensuring the door locks behind you.
  5. Follow the instructions for closing the shutter.

Farewell and see you soon!


Closing the shutter

Closing the shutter is simple, but it’s important to note that the shutter is a 500KG metal door that could cause serious injury if you close it on someone, or something which then later gives way and causes it to fall on someone.

On the left hand side of the space you’ll find a small box with up/down arrows. On the right of the box is a small red Makerspace M logo. Put your key fob here and press and hold the down button until the shutter stops moving by it’s self. This means it has reached the bottom. The shutter should start to gather a little at the bottom, this is important for security, keep going until it stops it’s self.

Please always run the shutter to the top or bottom fully.


Contacting the trustees

If you need to contact the trustees we are usually very responsive. Use @trustees on here or email trustees@southlondonmakerspace.org

If you need an urgent response

Power cut, can’t lock up before 10pm, something time critical and important, or an emergency

For an urgent response please text one of the trustees. Remember we have our own lives and jobs so please give us a minute to reply. Please state your name and that you are a member in the text somewhere so we know who you are.

Unable to lockup after 10pm

If you cannot lock up after 10pm, you can call Tom Lynch who is relatively local for assistance. However after midnight his phone goes to Do Not Disturb and won’t ring. You will need to call 2 times within 3 minutes to get through. If you can’t get through keep trying otherwise go on to Tom Newsom or Dermot Jones. Don’t call Sarah Barber as she lives too far away to be able to make it over at after 10pm.

It is important the space is locked up to prevent break-ins.


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