I am looking for some advice from one freak bike shop frequenter to a creator of one -
Me and my friend are starting a community welding shop in Salt Lake City, Utah by the name of Saltacetylene. http://www.saltacetylene.org
Some of the concerns we had were liability concerns when creating this shop.
A major concern was if the place in the worst case scenario caught on fire, that my friend who is a family man would lose his home in such an event from being sued by someone / charged by the fire department.
Our subleaser is very well versed in electricity and has been using the space for some time without problems. She told me everything is grounded, and where we will be welding has brick walls in a comfortable 700 square foot design.
My three questions:
#1. Is there insurance on the freak bike weld shop(s) you are involved with?
#2. What safety practices do you take to ensure that the freak bike weld shop(s) you are involved with are more safe?
#3. Any words of wisdom for my friend who is nervous about having a freak bike weld shop?
Thank you for your time. The more thorough you can answer my questions, the better.
See you in the streets,
salt lake city, utah