I would also recommend running text past your insurance company. That’s what we did.
Director, McArthur Library
270 Main Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
207 284 4181
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On Feb 5, 2021, at 4:20 PM, Alicia Millette <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
When I have STEM equipment for patrons to use, for an example a soldering
iron, I try to have some sort of reference which includes on how to use
safely. It helps set up everyone for success.
Library Clerk, STEM Programing
Thompson Free Library
On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 10:51 AM Irene Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi friends,
> Our library is starting a new Library of Things and it is very exciting!
> My question for you is responsibility - specifically a waiver form that
> patrons would sign, in case they drop a weight on their foot, or pull a
> muscle using the stretch bands. I drafted this so far:
> Waiver of Liability
> This agreement releases the Witherle Memorial Library from all liability
> relating to injuries that may occur while using these weights. By signing
> this agreement, I agree to hold Witherle entirely free from any liability,
> including financial responsibility for injuries incurred, regardless of
> whether injuries are caused by negligence.
> I also acknowledge the risks involved in exercise and weight lifting. I
> swear that I am participating voluntarily, and that all risks have been
> clear to me. Additionally, I do not have any conditions that will increase
> my likelihood of experiencing injuries while engaging in this activity.
> By signing below I forfeit all right to bring a suit against Witherle for
> any reason. . I will also make every effort to obey safety precautions as
> listed in writing and as explained to me verbally. I will ask for
> clarification when needed.
> I, _____________, fully understand and agree to the above terms.
> Irene Hall
> Assistant Librarian for Youth Services and Outreach
> Witherle Memorial Library
> P.O. Box 202 -- 41 School Street
> Castine, Maine 04421
> Phone: 207-326-4375
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