Just before Christmas I had the pleasure to meet a woman who makes fused glass ornaments and jewelry. She was running a stall at a craft market in Winchester.
The displayed works of art were all her own and it was obvious that she is very highly skilled. Melting glass is her passion and business. No sophisticated technology or financial prowess is needed, just her immense talent, raw materials and vast array of tools.
She runs a small workshop, with hand-tools, a kiln and a precision blowlamp. There are obvious risks when heating glass, not least of which is the large gas cylinder needed for lamp work. Her kiln is often left on overnight to complete works. All being well, a nice surprise awaits her in the morning.
As owner of a small business. She need not get into extensive risk assessment and planning for what to do if the gas were to explode during the night. The risks are very apparent. Nothing is more important at such a time as the ability to quickly get on your feet again. One solution is to insure against sudden failure. Workshop damage, interruption and recovery costs can all be insured for. An insurance claim won’t fix everything, as she would need to have urgent actions to undertake when it may become difficult to think clearly. This demonstrated to me how easy it would be to help make a small business a safe one. I hope that she continues to get real enjoyment from her business.
It’s just good business sense…
Give me a call, or complete the form below, I’ll ask a couple of questions and offer some thoughts, we can then decide the next steps.
With kind regards – Gareth
Gareth Crompton, MBCI
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