Dear Carob Tree. A solution is for the school to offer a 1 or 2 day
safety workshop and charge they same price as the begining class.
Therefore giving people a choice to repeat the begining class or
In a begining class the instructor helps students to develop
efficient and safe working procedures. It also helps to make sure
expensive equipment is not destroyed.
Memories fade,let see… the Beverly Shear should the handle be left
up or down, what about the Mauby Shear
The other choice for the center is raising the price of classes to
cover damage to equipment, extra liability insurance, and make sure
that all students have personally liabilty insurance, and have
students sign a release that they will not sue anyone.
Personally, I don’t want to be in a class with someone who is an
arrogant, know-it-all that has not taken a class for 3 years and
puts my health and safety, and livelihood in jeopardy.
If you decide to start a petition, ask people to add a $100.00
cheque to cover the increased insurance and liability cost for the
Students that have never attended the school, no matter how
expereinced have to take a begining class.
Students then have to maintain their safety card by taking at least
one class within a 12 month period at the center. THEY DO NOT HAVE
TO TAKE THE BEGINNING CLASS EVERY YEAR.
Past students can take a test to see if they qualify for the safety