Glass kiln safety is of the utmost importance when using glass fusing kilns in the home studio. When opened, hot kilns emit large amounts of heat and harmful rays. It is very important to always use suitable protective safety gear.
Kilns are very well insulated and are generally very safe, but they should not be placed directly on a wooden floor. Place on a heat retarding surface or a stand with a 12 to 18” clear space all round.
Before purchasing a kiln check with your supplier to see if it will run off normal household power or will require a special wiring circuit.
If your kiln requires a dedicated electrical circuit use a qualified electrician to install the wiring and circuit breaker for you. Keep flammable material away from the kiln, heat rushes out of a hot kiln if the door is opened; you need to keep the fusing kiln area clear of anything that may be dangerous.