Leather tanning is the process of converting raw hides or skins into leather. The leather manufacturing industry comprises several different types of establishments that engage in these activities:
- Tanning, currying and finishing hides and skins
- Contracting with others to process hides and skins
- Dyeing or dressing furs
Most leather is made from cattle, sheep and pigs. Other more exotic animals, including kangaroos, ostrich, crocodiles and snakes, are also used to make leather.
Leather manufacturing facilities (tanneries) face numerous, very serious risks. While tanneries have the same exposures to property damage and bodily injury claims as other manufacturers, there is a more serious concern. Tanneries and leather manufacturing establishments can pose a severe threat to the environment, as they emit polluted wastewater, solid wastes and gases.
Protective clothing while riding a motorcycle can be the difference between life and death when involved in a serious accident. For this reason alone, your client may invest heavily in their protective gear, such as helmet and leathers. If the gear gets damaged in an accident it is essential to get it replaced as it will not be efficient protection. This can be very costly especially when your client may have invested in high end equipment.