Hazards to welders
By Morgan Franklin, R-Tech Welding Equipment Ltd
Whether you’re an experienced metal fabricator, passionate classic car restorer or gung-ho DIY-er new to welding, working with welding equipment calls for consistent safety precautions and permanent vigilance.
Whatever your level of experience with welders, one oversight could result in a wide range of injuries and illnesses, ranging from minor irritations to serious burns. Welding can even cause longer term conditions and negative health consequences if approached without the correct precautions.
With risks ranging from retinal damage caused by looking at a welding arc without appropriate eye protection, to serious burns, fume inhalation and explosions, there is a lot to guard against when working with welders.
Guide to welding safety
To help the individuals who use this equipment to ensure their personal safety, R-Tech Welding has created a complete, essential guide to welding safety which is free to use. Designed with a full spectrum of users in mind, from novices to old-hands, this guide will instantly connect readers with the resources they need to know about, to protect themselves and those around them while welding.
The guide covers the complete range of welding technologies and techniques, from MIG and TIG welders, to plasma cutters, oxyfuel and Arc/MMA welding, offering a comprehensive selection of authoritative resources hand-picked to keep welders safe in every eventuality.
The guide includes advice and resources from key industry experts including the UK’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the US Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) and The Welding Institute, ensuring that every suggested source is trustworthy and up to date with the latest best practice and information.
Offering a wide range of welding equipment, the R-Tech team doesn’t just know welding inside out, they also know its dangers. The welding specialist’s new resource was developed to help keep all welders, both professional and amateur, safe and properly protected while working with the machinery they are passionate about.
Click here to make use of the free guide.