Purchased! - Safety Slip mat for lathe

Proposal Type:

Conall - Woodydusty


A slip mat to go underneath the lathe. It produces a lot of wood shavings which can be slippy during operation. This slip mat will prevent users from falling over while operating the lathe, as the tool requires steady footing during use.

Proposed Purchase:
This mat

£38.52 cost. £5.40 shipping.
Total cost: £43.92

Proposed Installation:
It is not replacing anything. It will be placed on the floor in front of the lathe table. It will remain there and require no ongoing maintenance.

£44.99 total cost. I can pick it up from Screwfix.

Funding type:
Fully funded by Hackspace

Health & Safety
It does not require a risk assessment.

Micro Proposal <£50 - 2 Board Members and 2 Members
Small Proposal < £150 - 2 Board Members and 5 Members
Medium Proposal < £500 - Majority of Board Members and 10 general members
Large Proposal > £500 - consult the board before gathering membership support, a strict board majority must be achieved. Large proposals can only be approved at members meetings with majority support from the members present. Proxy votes can be used.

Supporting Board Members:

Supporting Members: (delete number as appropriate)

  1. Conall McGinty
  2. Peter Roberts
  3. Cone

Nice, I’d hope that as safety equipment the board would just approve this one - but in case not this has my vote :slight_smile:


Lots of different options in screwfix / toolstation and they should be just around the corner

has my vote

ahh no worries. Thanks for letting me know. I’ll put a message to the board about this and the plugs.

Side note, have we ever met in person?

agree with this, much easier to get from screwfix. I’ll amend the proposal now

I don’t think we have - I used to be about all the time but had to move away to The South in the medium term so I tend to drop by occasionally now. I can drop you a line when I’m next up if you’d like to hang out at the space and say hello

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Board +1 from me. If you bump into Dominique in person feel free to ask her, she’s about the space a lot and is on the board.

I support this.

+1 :slightly_smiling_face:

I support this