Working with metal is an involved skill. It is a skill we often start to learn at school where the basic processes can be taught. Pupils will never learn extensive metalwork skills at school but the basics will give them an idea of how things work. They will also learn how to use various pieces of equipment to ensure they can work safely and carefully with various pieces of metal.
Metalwork class injuries don’t have the opportunity to happen that often. If pupils are taught how to work with metal and how to use various pieces of machinery they may never run into any problems in this area. Risk assessments are an important part of the preparation used to ensure these lessons never incur any such problems.
How serious might metalwork class injuries be?
Sheet metal is very likely to be used in lessons like these in school. Sheet metal can potentially be sharp and can cause some nasty cuts if it is not handled in the proper manner.
Pupils should be taught how to do this so they can make sure they are not affected by any sharp metals. They should also know how to operate various machinery so they are not in any danger from these either.
Very few parents ever have cause to consider speaking to the team at Accident Advice Helpline about metalwork class injuries. However if something does happen it is important to consider whether negligence might be the root cause of the injury. It isn’t always easy to work this out, but expert workers in this industry can get to the facts.
Types of injury from metalwork
There are a range of injuries that could potentially happen in such circumstances. Machinery can be potentially dangerous if it is not properly guarded or pupils are not supervised while using it. Furthermore a serious metal cut could go through nerves and tendons and cause the inability to move or use that part of the body.
As such, any injury caused to your child during a metalwork lesson is worth exploring in more detail. Accident Advice Helpline provides no-obligation advice in these situations that could make a real difference to you.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 – it’s totally free and it could lead to the answers you are looking for. Just one single call might get the facts you are after.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen