Safety is very important during welding since you can actually expose yourself to dangers if you weld without appropriate protection. There are a couple of things that welders can observe to keep safe during welding. They include:
Personal Protective Equipment
Prevention is better than cure. Welders have to be careful enough to wear protective equipment that could save them from accidents. Some of these equipment includes: -
- Wear a helmet, glasses, and have a filter plate: Helmet, safety glasses, and filter plates save your face and eyes from fire sparks, metal dust, heat and radiation. So before welding, ensure you have safety equipment for the face and eyes.
- Heat resistant jacket and gloves:Heat protective clothes and gloves protect your skin from burns.
- Sound resistive earphone: Welding machines generate a lot of noise which could affect your ear badly. Sound protective ear phones could be the best choice while welding.
Ventilation is necessary to prevent unwanted flying contaminants during welding. While breathing, a worker could be affected by inhaling air that’s filled with metal particles as well as other impurities.
Safe Welding Surface
The surface where welding is done needs to be made from heat resistant materials. It should not be wooden or able to conduct heat.
Secure Electric Equipments
Short circuiting is one of the problems that people face during welding. In extreme cases, it could be lead to death. This means that you should check all the electric outlets, wires, and materials before you begin welding.
Clear all the flammable things
Remove all flammable material, such as cotton, oil, and gasoline, from the welding field.
Expert Welder Needed
Do not allow an individual who doesn’t know a thing about welding to help you do the task. The machines carry a high voltage and can cause serious injuries if they aren’t handled correctly.
Mark Hot Metals
After you’ve finished welding, mark all the materials. Some machines may be hot and end up causing injuries to unsuspecting people. Use soapstone to curb the heat.