Once you’ve found a premises, the next thing you’ll need to consider is insurance. This might seem like a daunting and complex issue but don’t worry the Irish Men’s Sheds Association have worked hard to make this as simple and straightforward as possible for its members. FBD insurance, who are familiar with requirements of Irish Men’s Sheds are offering insurance, contact your nearest office for more information.
The premium for insuring your Men’s Shed depends on the number of your members, the Public Liability Limit of Indemnity required and if there is equipment being used in the shed.
For more information on this Insurance for sheds, please contact us in the office at 01 8916150. For Sheds in Northern Ireland, please contact Amanda McConkey from Towergate Dawson Whyte Insurance Brokers who are offering insurance on 0044 (0)28 903 876 04 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registering and Planning
Once you’ve found your premises and you have a small group of men ready to get started it makes sense for the group to think about the answers to these three questions:
- What are we trying to achieve here and for whom?
- Why are we doing this?
- How will be go about this work?
The answers to these questions will shape the running of your shed and inform your mission and vision statement. You can find some examples of these in our guide to setting up a shed by clicking here.
Registering with IMSA
There are over 450 registered Men’s Sheds on the Island and new Sheds are registering with IMSA at the rate of one every week. IMSA’s work includes hosting regular events that give the Shedders opportunities to network with each other and share ideas.
Requirements for Registering:
To become registered with IMSA, there are a few simple requirements
- Shed Committee or similar governing body in place
- Constitution or similar – A sample Constitution can be downloaded here
- Code of Conduct/Ground rules or similar – This can be included in the Constitution and examples are available in the above download.
- Complaints Handling Process/Health & Safety statement/Anti Bully Policy
Get in Touch
Now that you know what’s involved in setting up a Shed, we hope you’re ready to get started! If you’d like to learn more about setting up a shed,
please email our team at email@example.com or phone 01 891 6150.