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You could choose to do evening classes or a weekend course. And with a little bit of training you can set up a small studio in your own home. If you choose to take up evening classes, make sure that you are very careful.
Jewellery-making involves lots of dangerous, yet rewarding practices. You need to be careful when you are heating metal and use tongs to move it around with. Never reach out with your bare hands when metal is red hot.
You also need to be careful when using acid to clean the metal, and make sure it doesn’t splash.
Where you are hammering metals, use protection and be careful of your fingers. Also when you are cutting metal be careful that you don’t cut your hands! You will also need to make sure that other people around you are safe.
Wipe up spills straight away, even if it is only water. And do not eat in or drink in the workshop.
Of course, it is not a good idea to drink alcohol before class either. And wear eye protection and gloves where necessary. You should also get your eyes checked regularly. You can use magnifying glasses if you need to.
Even if you are super careful, accidents can still happen which not your fault.
It could be that another student is not so careful as you, or it may be the fault of the college itself.
The Class Could Be Too Big
Equipment may be substandard and it may break, the class might be too big and there is not enough room for students to safely work. Or something else might happen like an electrical fault to computer equipment or a water flood on the premises that makes things slippery and dangerous.
If a bath of acid which is meant for cleaning items breaks unexpectedly it can have bad consequences. Acid burns can be severe and require medical treatment.
You could also get burns from overheated metal which has exploded and flown through the air, or sharp pieces of metal which have escaped when they are being cut.
If a small piece of metal becomes embedded in your eye, you could be blinded. If it lands anywhere else, your skin can be badly damaged and an infection could occur.
Obviously this type of injury is rare and most workshops are safe and well run.
But if you feel that you have had an accident which is not your fault and you would like to make an accident claim give us a call.
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Date Published: 24th September 2014
Author: David Brown