Talk:Proposal/0008-Proposal to Restrict Powertools

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Instead of having locking safeguards on there all we need is to have a member nearby to say "Don't touch that, you aren't insured." Put a sign over the tool storage that says "Non-members no touchy!" If they use the tools anyway and cut off a hand then they blatantly ignored our warnings despite our efforts and thus we should not be held liable (feel free to correct me on legalities). We should only let people in on the provision that they don't touch, which we do anyway. We just need to more strictly enforce it. --Gregabyte 17:11, 9 March 2009 (CDT)

Why is this proposed?

What happened, or is forecasted to happen, for such a proposal? I understand there's several people that are not members yet, but surely there's a better way then locking up everything. Does our insurance cover non-waiver-signing-members at all?

--Brimstone 17:32, 9 March 2009 (CDT)

the missed goal

Good points, this proposal may be unnecessary.

Our insurance will cover some amount if they (members and non-members alike) sue and we're found liable. What's on my mind is more "how do we keep from being held liable when sued."

If someone can argue that we provided safety training for a power tool, and that it was insufficient, then it seems like we could be held liable for them hurting themselves. (Not that this proposal addresses that).

If a non-member picks up a power saw and hurts themselves, we can say "you weren't a member, you disregarded the no touchy signs." So signs would be a good idea. maybe even toe-tags on each powertool that says "members only?"
Omegix 13:36, 12 March 2009 (CDT)