About Us

We are registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC), a social enterprise that wants to use their profits and assets for the public good, with primarily social objectives where surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the enterprise or in the community. 

The Shed is run by the members who decide when they come and what they do and they contribute voluntarily to the group's future. We currently meet once a week.

We request donations to support the Shed, for anything we do for others.

We welcome men and women of all ages.

Can we help you?

​Would you or someone you know benefit from coming to the Shed?

The Shed undertakes repairs and sharpening for local people, and projects in the Community.

We request donations in return to support the future of the Shed.

Can you help us?

We are a new group set up to benefit individuals and the community and we need Woodwork hand tools, machines and timber materials.
Can you offer the use of some workshop space or suitable workshop building?
 

Just come for a chat and sit a while and have a cup of tea or coffee

“ I have made new friends and learnt some great things, it's probably saved my life, or at least my sanity!”

Shed policy - Safety first!

The workshop shall ensure that equipment is maintained in good repair.

Risk assessments are carried out to identify hazards from the machinery and safety of our members, updated in line with the latest government guidance.

Users are trained prior to them using the machinery.

Health & Safety Policy

Maintenance

Maintenance is carried out to prevent problems arising, to put faults right, and to ensure our equipment is working effectively.

All high-risk machinery has a maintenance log, and the log is kept up to date.

Written instructions are available to the users.

Risk Assessments

Our Policy is to make 'assessments of risk' to the health and safety of each Shedder and to act upon risks they identify, so as to reduce them.
We have appointed a competent person to oversee workplace H&S.
We properly maintain the equipment, irrespective of age.
We provide information, instruction and training on the use of equipment; and protect users from dangerous parts of the machinery.
We provide a first aid kit and accident book.

Hygiene

Following the latest government guidelines, we provide a new induction programme, including guidance on when not to attend the shed if you are showing Covid-19 symptoms, instructions on frequent hand-washing, keeping a social distance, using the bench hand sanitisers and tool wipes and the wearing of face masks and washable gloves if needed for the task.

Workbenches, door handles, the sink, surfaces, and equipment are cleaned between sessions. 

Training

The workshop ensures that all users receive adequate training.

Users can work unsupervised when they have demonstrated that they are competent.

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