Welding safety equipment

Electric shock, smoke, gas, explosion, burns due to exposure to hot metal, exposure to ultraviolet light, noise and other causes … are accidental hazards that welding workers often have to eyes. Therefore, protective equipment plays a very important role in the worker’s work. Some of the welding safety equipment that we need to have a full range of welding helmet, protective clothing, gloves, shoes.

Head protection cap

Protective helmets are an indispensable tool for welding workers. Solder hats protect against the effects of ultraviolet rays, infrared rays on the eyes and skin on the face, and protection from molten slag. Ultraviolet is the leading cause of keratitis when exposed to many. In addition, when exposed to excessive arc will also cause skin burns.

Cover details

To facilitate the work process, the helmet need to ensure the requirements such as:

– Lightweight welding helmet to avoid fatigue when soldering.

Welding helmets should be fitted with protective goggles that are suitable for each welding job, protecting the eyes from dangerous rays, and looking at welding and arc currents.

Make sure the underside of the helmet is in contact with the chest to prevent seizures of ultraviolet radiation from clothing that damages the area under the chin.

– For MIG welding, arc welding because of slag spill, so welding helmet need to protect the back of the neck, avoid the phenomenon of burning hair by molten slag shot into the back of the neck, welding workers can be equipped with towel. boss.

Protective clothing

Just like welding helmets, clothing and footwear should also meet the protection requirements and ensure the comfort of welding workers.

Clothes, hand tools, shoes, welding helmets should be made of uninflammable material, without the use of synthetic fiber materials as it is easily melted when fired by hot-melt slag. whether hard to burn or leather. Leather material is always the best option to protect workers from burning agents during welding.

However, depending on the different working environment that is equipped with appropriate protective clothing. If working in a hot environment, wear protective clothing rather than leather and vice versa.

Pay attention when protecting the hand because this area is the closest contact with arc welding. Welded gloves should ensure the safety and ensure the correct operation of welding rod should be designed to fit. The welding process produces less heat and slag as TIG welding can use thin welded gloves and thick gloves for arc welding and MIG welding.

Protective pants and shoes also need dual protection and easy operation. Protective pants should not have a belt, protective boots, high collar or ankle overalls. In some cases when welding TIG welding workers can simply wear leather apron to cover the leg.

It is subjective in the process of work, welding workers often do not care about the protective equipment, easily lead to accidents can cause serious consequences. So learn the habit of wearing protective gear when joining the welding process to avoid unfortunate accidents.