3 Cheers for Vince Henley!!!

In the current issue of the ISGB quarterly magazine “The Glass Bead”, Vince Henley writes in his Studio Safety Column:

Another myth prevelant in the glass studio folklore is that it is OK to use a Hot Head or similar torch with a “bulk” tank and a suitable adapter in a studio. <snipped> They were never designed to be attached to a “bulk tank” via a hose, and all such adapters are after-market devices designed and/or supplied by third parties. They have not been certified for use with either the MAPP container or the torch.

<snipped> When the torch and adapter connections are not certified for the use in which they are being put and if there is an incident (and there have been incidents), a charge of gross negligence may well be warranted.

I’ve been saying this for several years, and I’m glad to see that Vince has finally written about this in his safety column. It is my fondest hope that bulk tank/Hot Head users will “see the light” and immediately discontinue this unsafe and dangerous practice!

Advertisements

One thought on “3 Cheers for Vince Henley!!!

  1. Pingback: Pages tagged "cheers"

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s