By signing up for makerspace membership you agree to our liability waiver and to adhere to Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. All members must sign a digital copy of our waiver and agree to adhere to all safety practices.
IRBE Makerspace WAIVER OF LIABILITY
All persons participating in workshops, lessons, or making use of the Makerspace facilities must first read, agree to, and sign this Waiver of Liability.
1. Safety and Conditions of Use
I agree that I am personally responsible for my safety and actions while using the Makerspace.
I agree to use the Makerspace facilities, tools, equipment, and materials in a safe way, and to utilize safety gear appropriate for each task in which I engage.
I will comply with all policies and rules of the Institute for a Resource-Based Economy (“IRBE”), including but not limited to all Makerspace policies, guidelines, signage, and instructions, as amended and communicated from time to time.
If I have any questions as to the proper or safe use of any tool, equipment, or material, I will not use the same until I have consulted with Makerspace staff, skilled volunteers, or IRBE personnel (collectively, “Makerspace Personnel”) who are able to sufficiently answer my questions.
I will not use any Makerspace tools or equipment that require prior certification (e.g., CNC machine, bandsaw, etc.) unless I have first received such certification from Makerspace Personnel.
If I need to do something that may be dangerous, I will first consult with Makerspace Personnel who are able to assess the risk.
I agree that I shall be responsible to pay any applicable fees for use of Makerspace facilities, tools, equipment, or materials, and for any and all damage, loss, or clean-up caused by my use of the same.
Because the Makerspace is open for use by other persons, I recognize that confidentiality is not and cannot be guaranteed.
I understand that I am responsible for properly monitoring and labelling anything I bring into the Makerspace, and that IRBE or the Centre for Social Innovation (“CSI”) are not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen property.
2. Assumption of the Risk
I recognize and agree that my use of the Makerspace facilities, tools, equipment, and materials is entirely optional and voluntary. I further understand and agree that such use involves various inherent hazards, dangers, and risks, including without limitation, and only by way of example, the risk of trips, slips and falls; cuts, broken bones, burns, and other wounds to hands, head, feet, eyes and other body parts; serious personal injury and illness, paralysis, permanent disability, and even possibly death; electrical shock; impalement; exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, noise, and vibrations; and accidents due to negligence of other users or IRBE, CSI, their agents and representatives, or any vendors, or due to defective or inadequate facilities, equipment, tools, machinery, materials, or due to inadequate maintenance or repair, training, instructions, supervision, first aid and medical treatment, or safety gear. I ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, DAMAGE, OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, THAT I MAY SUSTAIN, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF PROPERTY, AS A RESULT OF BEING ENGAGED IN ANY ACTIVITY AT THE MAKERSPACE, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE MAKERSPACE, IRBE, CSI, ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, OR OTHERWISE.
3. Release of Liability
With full awareness and appreciation of the risks involved, I, for myself and on behalf of my family, spouse, estate, heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, and personal representatives, hereby forever release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue IRBE, its board members, officers, agents, independent contractors, affiliates, employees, successors, and assigns or CSI, its board members, officers, agents, independent contractors, affiliates, employees, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) with respect to any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or by such minors or persons for whom I am responsible at law, or any of the property belonging to me, whether caused by the negligence of the Released Parties, any third-party using the Makerspace, or otherwise, while participating in any activity while in, on, or around the Makerspace and/or while using any Makerspace facilities, tools, equipment, or materials.
I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all costs, expenses, damages, claims, lawsuits, judgments, losses, and/or liabilities (including legal fees) arising either directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the Released Parties due to bodily injury, death, property damage, loss of use, monetary loss, or any other injury from or related to my use of the Makerspace facilities, tools, equipment, or materials, whether caused by the negligence of the Released Parties or otherwise.
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