Six Easy Steps to Active Membership
1. Complete Membership Form
An email address for sending completed applications is included on the form. All memberships are subject to committee approval.
3. Welcome Email
Once we have received your Membership Form and your fees, you will receive an email
welcoming you to the shed and giving you information on steps 4 and 5.
5. Complete Safety Video Training
Before you can start to use equipment in the shed, you are required to complete
short on-line training modules. Details will be sent to your after welcome email.
2. Pay Membership Fee
Fees $40 (annual) + initial joining fee of $20 can be paid by bank transfer (account details on the Membership Form).
We also accept cash payment at the Shed.
(Note: A $2 daily attendance fee applies)
4. Arrange for an Induction Session
Before you can start at the Men's Shed, you will need to complete an induction. Inductions take about 1 hr and are held fortnightly. Details for arranging an induction will be included in the welcome email
6. Complete on Job Assessment
Finally you will be trained and assessed on each piece of equipment you wish to use. This will ensure you reach the required competency to operate the equipment safely.
Benefits of Membership
Unlimited use of shed facilities during opening hours
Lunch provided on Saturdays
Assistance to complete your own projects
Trained first aiders present on days the shed is open
Discounts available from selected outlets:
Urban Salvage = 10% discount
Carbatec = 15% discount
Whelan The Warehouse = 5%-15%
Bunnings = 5% (with Shed card)
Pianos Recycled for wood
The Importance of an Induction Session
The induction process is a comprehensive introduction to the shed and an explanation of how it operates with a particular emphasis on safety and appropriate conduct.
The overarching aims of induction are as follows:
Safety: To stress the need for safe work practices and care of other members
Familiarisation: To give the new member information on the physical structure of the shed and a general outline of the machines, equipment and procedures
Abilities: To get an appreciation of the new members' abilities and capabilities.
Broad areas covered in the induction:
Policy, procedures and key people
Health and Safety