OHS Explains Fire Safety Tips for Welders

August 31, 2015

Occupational Health & Safety walks through the biggest risks welders face while working and actions they can take to prevent them.

Property Damage:

In order to avoid proprety damage welders must watch out for loose objects. Welders should always do a spot check for combustible objects. Also, evaluate whether or not the surroundings are also combustible.

Other areas for possible property damage include unseen openings, vapors from tanks and gas lines, pipes and tanks, and outdoor objects.

Personal Injury:

A welder is exposed to intense heat. Areas most at risk are eyes, skin, lungs and the mind in the form of heat exhaustion.

See images below for some precautions welders should take: