I just received an answer with respect to the recent children woodworking and safety issues blog I made mention of. The response speaks for itself and though the issues in the blog remain valued concerns, the team taking care of the kids did have the safety issues in mind but missed it a bit on the image they used, which we all do from time time to time.
Our sincere thanks for drawing attention to this important issue.
The photo was a staged shot taken during an event at the property, which was organised via a third party company. The company carried out risk assessments and put safety procedures in place, however you’re right to point out that in the picture the appropriate safety precautions are not shown and we apologise for this. The picture was chosen for by the assistant editor for the magazine article because we wanted an image that showed a range of people interacting with our venue, and we accept that we should have ensured it demonstrated correct safety procedures before we included it in the article.
The team here is now aware of the safety issues within this photograph, and the magazine editor will be more vigilant in future when publishing photos of this nature.