Hackspace Rules

Every member and guest of the space is expected to follow the rules.

Below is a summary of the rules, each has its own full description that can be accessed on the rules site at rules.nottinghack.org.uk.

  1. Rule 0: Do Not Be On Fire
    It is essential you use the Space safely as a responsible adult.
  2. Membership of the Hackspace
    Any person aged 18 or over can join Nottingham Hackspace, by visiting on a open night, providing correct details, and setting up and maintaining a monthly payment into our nominated bank account.
  3. Guests & Visitors
    Guests & visitors are welcome in the Hackspace. However whoever brings them into the space or lets them into the Space is wholly responsible for them.
  4. Be Excellent To One Another
    We ask that you respect others when using the Hackspace. Do this by cleaning up after yourself, abiding by our safe spaces policy and code of conduct.
  5. Respect the Hackspace
    We ask that you respect the Hackspace. Do this by cleaning up after yourself, by being careful not to damage infrastructure and by reporting both damaged/broken tools and infrastructure.
  6. Do Not Hack
    Do Not Hack is an integral part of the Hackspace. Do Not Hack means you are claiming materials, a donation or a project as your own, and requesting that no other members ‘hack’ the component parts.
  7. UK Legislation
    Whilst in the Hackspace you must abide by all applicable UK laws and legislation.
  8. Storage in the Hackspace
    Remember that the Hackspace has limited storage space. We have designated storage space for consumables, resources and members’ storage.
  9. Donating to Nottingham Hackspace
    Consider the benefit to the Nottingham Hackspace when making a donation. Do this by posting your items and offers to the Google Group. Is there a general consensus from the members about its use or usefulness?


  1. Complaints Policy
    This is the policy followed by the Trustees when we receive a complaint.
  2. SafeSpaces Policy
    This policy sets out what behaviour is inappropriate in that it may amount to harassment.