Code of Conduct & Safety Guidelines



The CYENS Thinker Maker Space supports a maker culture where:

  • everyone shares responsibility for safety,
  • we help one another and are receptive to feedback,
  • we support one another,
  • innovation is encouraged,
  • positive experiences are created.


Please adhere to posted safety and equipment guidelines, report damaged or unclean equipment, and ask questions.


No Alcohol, Drugs, or Smoking:

Members cannot use the Facilities or engage in any activity at the Makerspace while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or after the intake of medicine. Also, the Makerspace does not permit smoking, alcohol or illegal drugs.


No inappropriate conduct or language:

Inappropriate conduct or language will not be tolerated. Such conduct includes, without limitation, using loud, abusive, offensive, insulting, demeaning language, profanity, lewd conduct or any conduct that harasses or is bothersome to members of the Makerspace or the Makerspace employees.




Report all Injuries/Incidents


Working Hours

  • Immediately report ALL accidents, injuries, or incidents to a Makerspace staff.
  • Immediately discontinue use of the tool(s) or equipment if it becomes unsafe, damaged, or is not working properly; notify a Makerspace Technician.



  • Immediately report ALL accidents, injuries, or incidents to an on-duty Guard.
  • Immediately discontinue use of the tool(s) or equipment if it becomes unsafe, damaged, or is not working properly; notify makerspace staff via email or phone.
  • Immediately call 112 for Advice and help.


Safe Conduct Agreement

  • Use the space and equipment safely and leave the space and equipment in clean and working condition.
  • Work and behave in a way that protects your own safety and the safety of others.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
  • Ask for help when you are uncertain how to use equipment.
  • Operation of the 3D Printers and Laser Machine must be under Makerspace Technician supervision and after successfully receiving induction on the equipment.
  • Abide by CYENS Thinker Maker Space and government building, safety, and fire regulations and comply with the rules and regulations of the equipment, whether posted or otherwise imposed by CYENS Thinker Maker Space.



  • Safety is your top priority when using the Makerspace. If you are not sure what to do, ask.
  • Be aware of locations of first aid, fire, and safety equipment.
  • Never use a tool unless you have been trained to use it safely.
  • Use a step stool to reach extension cords or tools which are out of reach. Do not climb on tables or chairs to reach for something.
  • Do not work when tired or in a hurry.
  • Do not cause a distraction, fool around, or startle anyone while either one of you is using a tool.
  • Think through the entire job before starting. Prepare prints or drawings with all dimensions and specifications prior to submitting your job to a Makerspace Technician. Makerspace Technicians are happy to assist you if you get stuck.


Use Protective Gear & Dress Right

Members are always required to use provided PPE when engaged with equipment marked with the color codes orange and red. If members provide their own PPE, then these should be inspected and certified by a member of the staff in order to get them cleared on the Makerspace health and safety regulations

  • Do not wear loose-fitting clothing around moving or rotating machinery.
  • Remove ties, jewelry, lanyards, etc., especially around moving or rotating machinery.
  • Tie back long hair.
  • Wear suitable gloves when handling hot objects or sharp-edged items.
  • Wear goggles where deemed necessary.
  • Obey special machine guidelines when available.


Use Tools Correctly

  • Use tools how they are designed to be used.
  • Never use a broken tool. Report any broken tools or machinery to a Makerspace Technician immediately.
  • Do not remove tools from the Makerspace.
  • Never walk away from a tool that is still on.
  • Never tamper with a tool’s safety features. Operate machinery according to recommended procedures and with safety guards in place, as applicable.


Food and Drinks 

  • Covered beverages are allowed in the green and yellow zones. Unattended beverages may be discarded by staff. Clean up any spills immediately.
  • Food is NOT permitted.


Clean Up

  • Clean up after yourself; leave the area clean and tidy.
  • Clean and return all tools to where you got them.
  • Shut off and unplug machines when cleaning.
  • Never use a rag near moving machinery.
  • Use a brush, hook, or a special tool to remove chips, shavings, etc., from the work area. Never use your hands.
  • Keep fingers clear of the point of operation of machines by using special tools or devices, such as push sticks, hooks, pliers, etc.
  • Keep the floor around machinery clean, dry, and free from trip hazards.
  • Clean up spills immediately and put a chair or cone over them if they are wet enough to cause someone to slip.


Violation of Rules:

Any member or guest that violates any of the Policies or Rules of the Makerspace will be asked to stop or leave. A violation may also cause the CYENS Thinker Maker Space to terminate the violator’s membership according to the terms of their Membership agreement.