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In short: don't be stupid (at least when it comes to security!)

By security, we understand:

  1. Ensuring people's security (yours, that of other users, visitors)
  2. Ensuring equipment's and infrastructure's security

You are fortunate to be in a workshop where sharing is welcome, to which you can access in a very flexible way, where experimentation is encouraged. In return, you have a duty to be responsible. If there are accidents: at best, we will be forced to become much more rigid, at worst we close and spend very bad times.

Likewise, towards the equipment, be worthy of the trust of those who share. Respect them and prove that trust is a good principle!


In case of emergency call 112. Indicate our address (Rue Heyvaert 140 in Anderlecht) and the nature of the accident.

The closest hospital is Clinique Ste-Anne St-Remi (Boulevard Jules Graindor, 66 1070 Bruxelles T: +32 2 434 31 11). The emergency entry is on the other side of the block (rue Verheyden, 66 à Anderlecht).

The CHU Saint-Pierre is a bit further (12min by car, 16 by STIB, 26 by foot) and is locaed rue haute 290, 1000 Bruxelles.

Basic rules

  • If you notice a danger in the workshop, eliminate it or warn someone able to do so.
  • If you notice a dangerous behaviour, warn its author of it without surprising him/her.
  • In or near the workshops you always have to:
    • wear protective glasses,
    • wear closed shoes,
    • wear tailored clothing (not ample),
    • tie your hair if it’s long,
    • remove your jewelry or pendant accessories
    • know whether or not you should wear gloves and wear them if necessary.
  • Hearing protections are recommended as many tools generate more than 90db and will cause short and long term lesions
  • You need to take a test and/or course for the use of most machines, often even if you already have experience with this type of machine (see List of machines and access conditions).
  • You must always be competent and feel comfortable to use a tool. If at any time you have a doubt, stop immediately and ask.
  • You must always use a tool in the way it was planned for.
  • You must always make sure that a tool is in good condition before using it. If you realise that it is nnot safe:
    • stop using it immediately,
    • put a word on the machine, 
    • warn a knowledgeable person or send a message through Slack
  • Do not let a machine run without surveillance
  • The stacker is much more dangerous (and expensive) than it seems. Ask for training before using it.

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