Waratah-Mayfield Multicultural Men’s Shed
Positioned adjacent to HMC’s multicultural community centre on the Waratah Community Reserve, the purpose of the Waratah-Mayfield Multicultural Men’s Shed (WMMMS) is to advance the health and well-being of shed members by providing a safe and happy environment where skilled and unskilled men can, in the company of other like-minded men:
- Pursue hobbies, pastimes and interests
- Learn new skills, practice and pass on old skills
- Learn about their own and other men’s health and well-being
- By their efforts, contribute to their families, their friends, the Shed, and their wider community
- Mentor younger men and disenfranchised youth
- Provide a welcoming place for younger men with a disability
Safety a Priority
Safety is the major priority for the WMMMS, and we encourage all members to be familiar with the Shed’s comprehensive Health and Safety Manual, and the safety sheets on each piece of equipment.
- Participants must be assessed as competent to use tools and equipment before use
- Be familiar with where the first aid equipment is kept, and Evacuation Procedures
- The Shed (facilities and work areas) must be kept in a clean and orderly condition at all times. It is the responsibility of all users to clean up after themselves. Assisting other members is also encouraged
- We use the “5S” principles for running the workshop, and maintaining our standard of cleanliness and order.
Who Can Join?
Membership is open to individuals, agencies or organisations concerned with men’s issues.
Membership starts by completing a Shed Membership Form for nomination. This form must be lodged with the Shed Coordinator for processing and approval. If approval is granted, the nominee will be requested to pay a membership fee. An application form is available from the Shed Coordinator or HMC.
Membership benefits include:
- Access to machinery and equipment for use in the Shed (subject to competency assessment)
- Opportunities for training
- Covered under insurance
- WMMMS shirt
- Voting rights
Once you are a member we will introduce you to the facilities available at the Waratah Community Reserve on which the WMMMS stands including HMC Community Centre, the Shed and the Shed work spaces/equipment.
When your membership application has been processed and accepted, members will be presented with an information sheet to register personal details, medical conditions, and an assessment of skills/competencies. This will ensure your health and safety is properly considered when you are in the Shed.
You will also be given an information pack with full details of the Shed’s policies and procedures, and the expectations of members.