I’d like to volunteer to get an organized safety initiative going at hackerspace. We’ve had two incidents recently and we are making some great advancements on tidying things up but it sounds like these efforts tend to get undone easily due the the number of people going through the space and general knowledge. Chatting with Mick’s partner (sorry I blanked on your name) it sounds like there’s a desire to get things improved but were not too sure how to make sure they stay improved.
I’m part of a continuos improvement group at work and these types of problems interest me. We’ve got a people dynamic, teaching opportunities, potential regulations that need to be assessed (to see if they apply or not), the landlord and neighbors at the space. I would say that any changes / improvements would need to be voted as we do other matters (don’t need a safety nazi) but just having the awareness should help us improve.
As a first item I’d like to get our location set up properly with emergency services and get a “when calling 000 here’s what to tell them” placards made up to ensure speedy response times.