What Are Three Safety Rules for Welding?

What Are 3 Safety Rules for Welding?

At nexAir, safety isn’t just a goal, it’s a standard operating procedure. We’re dedicated to making sure that our customers receive top-of-the-line equipment and professional advice from our team’s KnowHow

We want that dedication to safety to translate to you and your work. To keep you safe on the job, we offer an extensive line of safety products and services. We also offer the collective KnowHow of our staff to show you how you can use those products to your advantage.

Having said that, here are three golden rules to keep in mind when embarking on a welding project.


  1. Research, Research, and More Research!

Doing your bit to research and study safe welding practices will take you far. Experienced welders know safety guidelines and the metals they’re working with down pat.

It is also imperative to know about manufacturing instructions that come with the equipment and supplies you are using. Operating machinery or tools can be daunting when you don’t understand how they should work. Always read the manuals from top to bottom and thoroughly understand how machines function. 


  1. Always Wear Protective Gear 

Remember to never compromise when it comes to wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) and protective gear. Helmets, hats, safety goggles, anti-grinding visors, welding boots, and welding gloves are of the utmost importance.

In a welding workspace, you can get exposed to harmful fumes and gases that aren’t safe for inhalation or exposure to the skin or eyes. Make sure to have a large fan or radiator around to lessen the concentration of these gases. 

The infrared and ultraviolet rays from welding can cause permanent eye damage. Goggles will protect you from this. 

Hot metal falling to the floor and sparks flying all around pose serious threats to the skin on your arms and feet. 

It’s important to have a sturdy welding table. Use a welding cart to carry and hold all your equipment. The welding workspace should be in an environment that is well-ventilated and has plenty of space. 


  1. Know Your Environment and Equipment

Take the time to learn about your workspace. Have allocated areas for different equipment and machinery and make sure your tables are ergonomic and suitable for your height. 

Before using equipment, a good welder always double-checks to make sure that it is operational and properly grounded. Inspect your equipment on a regular basis for common wear and tear such as frayed wires or leaking hoses. This simple practice can help you prevent accidents from happening and create a safer environment. 

It is critical to be conscious of the location of fire alarms, evacuation routes, fire extinguishers, and sand buckets. Know about the location of fire extinguishing equipment in the event of a fire.

At nexAir, our employees undergo regular training for handling, filling, and transporting cylinders and other products. This not only ensures consistency in our products but also keeps our employees safe.


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