Your Men’s Shed must be a safe place for your members and visitors. This means making plans about how you will manage any risks in your Men’s Shed.
You will need to identify any hazards in your Men’s Shed and make plans about how you reduce the risk from these hazards.
This subject can seem daunting at first. However, there is a great deal of information and support available. Your Men’s Shed will be unique, so you need to assess your own particular premises as well as getting general advice.
Try to get some friendly professional advice. Some sheds have had advice from local Technical Colleges, retired Firefighters, retired Project Managers and Local Authority Officers.
Click on the blue words below to be taken to some very informative information.
The Health and Safety Executive produce very helpful advice. They also provide example risk assessments, which can give you a good starting point. This is a very good link to a Health and Safety Toolbox.
Part of your Shed ‘paid’ Membership benefit if you use our insurance partner Greenwood Insurance are some Risk Assessment documents also to help you. Be sure to ask for them when your quote is finalised.
Also you will find loads of information in the Australian Men’s Shed‘How to run a Shed’ manual which is also part of your paid SMSA Shed membership (£20 per Shed per year). Be sure to have your Shed get all these benefits and become a paid up Shed member – Join-SMSA