It's important you know the rules of UQ Innovate before you can get access to the facilities.

Each workshop is open to any person with an active UQ account and ID card wishing to use the UQ Innovate. You must first conduct the mandatory area induction training online required for use of the space. It's then essential you read the UQ Innovate terms of use.

Follow the steps below:

3. Safety and the rules

Your safety is our first priority and at UQ Innovate we take it very seriously. Each workshop and piece of equipment has its own safety and training procedures that you must adhere to before you're permitted use. It's your responsibility to ensure you follow these measures to stay safe.

Workshop safety top 10

  1. Closed in footwear, it's essential.
    Shoes must be worn at all times in UQ Innovate. Entry will not be granted to anyone who is wearing open-toed footwear, no matter how hot the weather is.
  2. Wear safety glasses.
    Safety glasses are required for many activities within UQ Innovate. They provide vital protection from projectiles and significantly reduce the risk of serious injury. Obey signage and staff direction on safety glass protocol.
  3. Tie your hair back.
    Long hair must be tied back to ensure your vision is unobstructed and to reduce the risk of your hair becoming tangled in the moving parts of equipment.
  4. No loose clothing or jewellry.
    Loose clothing and jewellery are not permitted in UQ Innovate. They pose a serious safety risk as they may become tangled in the moving parts of equipment.
  5. Clean up after yourself.
    You are responsible for cleaning your work area and cleaning up after yourself. Our staff are highly skilled and are employed to provide expert advice to you, not to provide a cleaning service.
  6. No hazardous materials.
    In the interest of everyone's safety certain hazardous materials are banned from usage in UQ Innovate. Please check with staff if you are unsure about any material.
  7. No substance abuse.
    You must not be under the influence of any substances while using the UQ Innovate space, this is for your safety and the safety of others. Plus it just looks bad.
  8. Introduce yourself.
    If you are new to UQ Innovate introduce yourself to the technical experts or staff on duty. UQ Innovate is a collaborative space and we place great importance on communication.
  9. Ask for help.
    Have you forgotten how to use the equipment? Need a refresher on instructions? Or would you like expert advice? Ask for help – our technical experts and staff are here to offer guidance and help you every step of the way
  10. Abide by the UQ Innovate terms of use.
    The University of Queensland (UQ) operates a Makerspace workshop (Space) for UQ students, staff and visitors, which contains certain equipment and machinery (Equipment). It is a condition of your entry into and use of the Space and Equipment that you agree to these terms.

Our safety protocols are continually reviewed and revised to ensure maximum safety and handling of the Space and Equipment.

Need assistance?

If you're not sure what steps you need to take to use UQ Innovate, read getting started or contact us.
+61 7 3365 3585