Health and Safety with Welding

At the Certificate in Welding at Alpha Training Centre, we not only teach you how to weld, we also concentrate on the safety issues of welding and how to correctly deal with them. So this Certificate in Welding is an all round qualification that employers desire.
Welding can be dangerous and if the proper precautions are not taken it can also be very bad for your health. In the Certificate of Welding at Alpha Training we teach you the correct precautions and proper protection so that the risks of injury associated with welding can be greatly reduced.
Many welding procedures involve the use of an open arc or flame, the obvious safety risk here is burns and fire, so to prevent injury we teach welders to wear the correct person protective equipment, these include heavy leather gloves, protective long sleeve jackets and welding helmets.
Besides protecting the welder from heat and burns, welding helmets are also used as an essential piece of protection for the eyes. In the Certificate of Welding we teach you that the brightness of the weld area can lead to a condition called Arc Eye or flash burns in which ultraviolet light causes inflammation of the cornea and can burn the retinas of the eyes. These welding helmets have dark UV filtering face plates, some of the more modern face plates are responsive and instantly darken on exposure to intense UV light.
It is also important to protect those people around the welding area, in most cases translucent welding curtains are used to surround the welder, these are made of polyvinyl chloride plastic film, they protect bystanders but do not replace the efficiency and protection of the glass used in helmets.
The other issue that is of risk to a welders health and taught on the Certificate in Welding course at Alpha Training is the exposure to dangerous gases and particulate matter. Fumes and gases such as carbon dioxide, ozone, and fumes containing heavy metals can be dangerous to welders lacking proper ventilation and training. The dangers of exposure to some of these gases, even at low levels, can lead to neurological problems or damage to the lungs, liver, kidneys or central nervous system.
Because of the use of compressed gases and flames in many welding processes pose risks of explosions and fire. Some common ways of preventing this from happening is limiting the amount of oxygen in the air and keeping combustible materials well away from the workplace.
Without proper training on these health and safety issues many employers will not even consider you for a position in welding. The Certificate in Welding at Alpha Training Centre will teach you all of the risks and how best to minimise any potential incidents or accidents. Call Alpha Training Centre today to enrol.