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Newsflash 3.1.19

GBUK Journal Issue 11

Photo’s – Deadline extended

For the details of how to submit.   click here

The GBUK Journal is a great opportunity to showcase your work in a high quality publication.

Advertising

Would you like to advertise in the journal? Here are the details:

£125.00 for full page (A4)

£60.00 for half page (Landscape)

£40.00 for quarter page (Portrait)

Specifications for Advertising are:

  • All adverts to be submitted as PDF with images at 300dpi.
  • All fonts to be outlined in the PDF if possible (this stops problems of us not having the fonts used)
  • If a PDF is not possible then a 300dpi 24/32 bit PNG file will be OK, finally if all else fails a JPEG at 300dpi but make sure the quality setting is high.
  • All artwork is to be submitted at 300dpi at full size.
  • Full page = 210x297mm with 3mm bleed added (therefore 216x303mm)
  • 1/2 page = 184mm x130mm (Landscape)
  • 1/4 page = 90mmx130mm (Portrait)
  • Please can everyone also supply a JPEG copy of their advert to check that it looks as expected.

Adverts to journal@gbuk.org ASAP. Journal Issue 11 will be available at the Flame Off in June 2019

Editorial Copy

We are still on the look out for tutorials and articles for the journal.  So if you have something interesting you have written and would like it to appear in print please send it to the journal editor  for consideration.

Valentine’s swap

We’re planning on a not so secret Valentine’s swap, and we’re inviting all members to join in.  The plan is to have members willing to take part in making a glass theme Valentine’s swap sign up by 11th January 2019.

We’re planning on a not so secret Valentine’s swap, and we’re inviting all members to join in.  The plan is to have members willing to take part in making a glass theme Valentine’s swap sign up by 11th January 2019.
Then the committee will pair up members, who will make a gift for the other person. The two members are encouraged to message each other and get to know each other a little better. Perhaps give hints as to what your glass likes and dislikes are so that you can plan your gift. This isn’t meant to be a life story, but a nice way, one on one to get to know another member a little better!

You must be ready to post your gift by 1st February, and message your other half to confirm gift is on it’s way.

Please also remember, that some members are overseas and you must be willing to post.

So who wants to join in and feel the love? ?

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GBUK Insurance

 

If you join the insurance scheme now it will cost you only £50.00 to insure  yourself until 31/5/2019

Working with flames has always been tricky. Most venues shy away from wanting them anywhere near – imagine how insurance companies are!

Most people use a specific craft insurer, there aren’t many of them, so GBUK decided to find a bespoke policy especially for flameworkers.

The policy has been arranged with G.M.Imber & Sons and covers:

 It will cover you for:

Working with flames

Demoing

Teaching

What makes this policy specific for flameworking is

AE 01 – Burning and Welding Condition

It is a condition to Insurer’s liability that the following special precautions will be complied with on each occasion of any work involving the use of blow lamps, blow torches, flame guns, hot air guns, electric gas or other welding equipment, or portable grinding equipment:

(i)  All blow lamps, blow torches and flame guns or hot air guns are to be lit in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, not left unattended when lit and extinguished immediately after use;

(ii)  The area in which the work is to be carried out (including adjoining shafts or openings and the area on the other side of any wall or partition) is to be inspected to establish whether any combustible material (other than the property to be worked upon) is in danger of ignition either directly or by conduction of heat;

(iii)  Wherever practicable, all combustible material is to be removed to a distance of not less than 10 metres from the point of work and such material which cannot be removed is to be covered by overlapping sheets of non-combustible material or afforded equivalent protection;

(iv)  Suitable fire extinguishing appliances are to be kept available for immediate use at the point of work;

(v)  All  portable  grinders  are  to  be  switched  on  and  used  in  strict  accordance  with  the  manufacturer’s instructions and switched off when unattended and immediately after use;

(vi)  Wherever practicable, gas cylinders not in use are to be kept outside the building in which the work is taking place or otherwise kept at least 15 metres from the point of work;

(vii)  Immediately following completion of each period of work and during the period of not less than thirty minutes following completion of each period of work, a thorough and continuous check that there is no fire or risk of fire is to be made of the whole area in which the work is to be carried out (including adjoining shafts or openings and the area on the other side of any wall or partition).

At first glance, this section is both just what we need but seemingly impossible to comply with.                       

Wherever practicable, all combustible material is to be removed to a distance of not less than 10 metres from the point of work and such material which cannot be removed is to be covered by overlapping sheets of non-combustible material or afforded equivalent protection.

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