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PEWTER CASTING AND SAFETY

V. Ryan 2006 - 2009

 

Pewter casting is potentially very dangerous because of the high temperatures involved. Safety clothing similar to the type shown below must be worn and it is essential that all possible safety measures/precautions are taken. Pupils / students must be supervised directly during any casting.

 
   

Appropriate safety must be worn when casting metals. Aprons, gloves and leggings should be leather as this offers the most protection if a spillage of molten pewter occurs. Normal textile material burns through very quickly and should not be used for the casting process.

In addition, strong, leather shoes should be worn at all times in the workshop as they offer the best protection for feet. In industry shoes with steel toe caps are a basic requirement.

QUESTIONS:
Draw a diagram of a person suitably dressed with the appropriate safety clothing, for casting molten pewter.

   
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