27 April 2012
We have been busy at the GMC workshop recently. We have moved around a lot of the machinery and equipment and created magazine zones. Each magazine has, or is still in a construction process, a kitted out area within which articles are created and photographs are taken. This has meant a lot of hard work shifting bits around, but it is already paying dividends with some excellent results. The workshop is effectively in two parts. The main area is the one with the zones. The other area has large machinery which will not fit in, or be appropriate, to have in the zoned areas.
In conjunction with the moving of items we have had a major extraction system fitted and this is now up and running and ducted to all the major pieces of equipment needing it.
We have also been busy attending shows and meeting up with manufacturers to see what new things are coming out and being developed.
This is also the time of year when my workshop and public liability insurance comes up for renewal. The public liability aspect of the insurance is something all demonstrators, exhibitors and makers need to have. In this ever more litigious society it would, in my opinion, be idiotic not to have this. The insurance of the tools and equipment I have is something that also needs to be done and, as I have commented before, when you sit down and work out what you have accumulated over the years and what it would cost to replace it is frightening. Many of us would be unable to replace our tools and kit if it was lost somehow. I found a long while ago that my standard household insurance does not cover my workshop items adequately. It is well worth checking yours to make sure you are insured properly. How have you insured your workshop and does it cover what you need?Contact Mark Baker