Staying Safe in the Workshop

 

COVID19 Policy

 

 

Updated 03/08/2021  We continue to take steps to make our workshop is as safe as possible. Have a look at our policy below and if you have any questions, please email us at info@oldbarnworkshop.co.uk

 

 

Face coverings & Social Distancing:

Wearing face coverings will be the choice of each member of the group. In consideration for the wellbeing of our guests, tutors will wear a face covering when working closely for demonstrations and helping with small work.

PPE:

 

Hand sanitiser is provided and we also have hand washing areas.. You are also welcome to bring your own sanitiser if you wish.

 

We offer gloves which you are able to use. Although, please be careful using gloves while working with flames or machines. You tutor will ask you to remove any PPE they deem to be dangerous while using equipment in the workshop.

 

Your own personal safety glasses will be issued - where applicable - upon induction, please make sure you bring these to each returning session.

Working Practices:

 

We will take measures to allow for ventilation.

 

Each bench has been set up with its own hand tools (files, saw and bench peg) and its own soldering area with small hand torches. 

 

Shared tools and equipment such as the large blow torches, pickle pot, barrel polisher, pendant motor, drill, stakes and mandrels will be cleaned regularly and participants are encouraged to wipe tools after use. We will have disinfectant wipes available near all shared recourses.

 

Please clean your workbench and tools at the end of your class. Disinfectant and wipes will be provided.

Symptoms:

 

Coronavirus symptoms include a high temperature, new, continuous cough and loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

 

Should you experience any symptoms of COVID19, please don’t attend class for two weeks and please inform us straight away so that we can take the relevant action.

 

We will offer you and alternative date to catch up if you need to miss class due to self-isolation. Please bear in mind that we are a small business and this loses us a space for another student to attend our class, so although we of course wouldn’t want you to come along with symptoms of Coronavirus, we can’t extend this policy to other reasons for missing class. We are doing everything we can to keep you safe and happy whilst keeping our business going.

 

We understand that coughs and sniffles are part of everyday life, so please don’t worry if you do happen to cough or sneeze during class, but if you are unsure about symptoms, be on the safe side and give class a miss – we will get you caught up!

 

Whilst we have taken measures to make the workshop as safe as possible, we appreciate that the virus has more risk to some than others. We have invested in extra tools and recourses to maintain the safest working environment possible but ultimately it is your choice if you want to book on to the classes. We all have different situations to consider.

 

 

Cancellation due to Lockdown Measures:

 

In the event of Self Isolation or any further Lockdown restrictions, we will cancel classes and contact you with arrangements for rescheduling or refunds. 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at info@oldbarnworkshop.co.uk