All members must take the safety tutorial test to take out advanced gear.
A Safety Tutorial allows you to level up to an Advanced Member and borrow the advanced gear that’s marked with a cross. It teaches you how to safely handle our equipment to protect you, the people around you and the gear.
It is now a 3-stage process:
Watch all of the Safety Tutorial videos (1 hour & 10 mins). They are arranged in a playlist and are embedded below or through this link.
Fill out the quiz (5-10 mins). Come by any office hours to fill out a short, easy quiz on what you learned in the tutorial videos. You must get at least a 70% to pass, which is pretty easy to do as long as you were paying attention to the videos. If you are returning after a long absence, you may also be asked to fill this out.
Set up the gear (30-40mins). You must successfully set up a tripod, camera, mic and light while a Curator supervises. Curators will only intervene if you are about to make a serious mistake, otherwise they are not to help you. You can watch the videos to help you, however. If it is a particularly busy office hours, you may have wait for a Curator, so leave plenty of time and come early.
Please complete the Safety Tutorial before the day you expect to pick up the gear. You may be denied the gear if you do not successfully complete the safety tutorial, so leave enough days to take it again.
While you can drop into any office hours, you can also request a time to come in and go through the safety tutorial by emailing Equipment Queries on our contact page. The staff will ensure there is gear available for the safety tutorial on that day.