Minors & Shop Access

 

Youth as young as 8 years of age can become Makers Oman members!

 

For the safety of everyone in our Makers Oman community, please note that all member responsibilities, safety guidelines, rules, shop etiquette, and policies outlined in the Makers Oman Individual Membership Agreement also apply to youth and add-on family members.

 

Minors at Makers Oman

Liability waivers

All minors (including guests of members) must have a Waiver and Release of Liability for Minors signed by their parent or legal guardian on file before they will be allowed to attend classes or work on-site.

 

Adult supervision

Adults must take and pass the Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class for all pieces of equipment on which they will be providing supervision to minors.

Adults must pay for their seat when in-class supervision of a minor is required (exceptions will be made for adults who have previously taken the class).

 

Membership behaviour

Minors, like all other Makers Oman members, must act responsibly and respectfully and follow all directions from staff members and instructors.

 

If you have any questions, please ask for a copy of the agreement (We strongly recommend doing so as the agreement is periodically updated)

 

Area, Equipment & Class Access

As there are different levels of inherent risk in both the environment and the operation of Makers Oman’s various tools and equipment, designated shop areas and equipment/classes have varying age minimums, and some equipment requires successful completion of a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class prior to independent use.

  • Minors under 8 years of age: are restricted to age-appropriate classes, workshops, special events, and staff-supervised tours
  • Minors ages 8–11: must be under the direct supervision of a parent, legal guardian or authorised adult at all times while on-site
  • Minors ages 12–14: may utilise designated equipment and areas of the shop independently once they have passed the associated SBUs; in other areas, the minors must be under the direct supervision of a parent, legal guardian or authorized adult
  • Minors ages 15–17: may utilise any equipment and area of the shop independently once they have passed the associated SBUs

 

Supervised Access

Highlighted fields in the table, below, indicate that minors in that age range are permitted in those classes and shop areas while under the direct supervision of a parent, legal guardian or authorised adult.

 

Solo Access

Minors ages 15–17 are permitted access to these areas without parental supervision once the associated Safety and Basic Use requirements have been met.

 

Info graphic coming soon

 

Changes to our Minors & Shop Access Policy

If we decide to change our Minors and Shop Access policy, we will update this page and the modification date accordingly. This policy was last modified in January, 2020.

 

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this policy, you may contact us using the information in Contact us.