Free Safe Work Procedure – Electric Welding

A free safe work procedure on electric welding is here for you to download for FREE.

It is a full editable Microsoft Word document that you can customise to your business including branding.

The Operational Procedures section contained within are:

  • Because of their potentially explosive nature, do not attempt welding/cutting or hot work to drums, barrels, tanks or other containers under any circumstances.
  • Do not weld directly on a concrete floor. Heat from the arc can cause steam to build up in the floor, which could cause an explosion.
  • Position the welding cables to avoid sparks and molten metal coming into contact with them.
  • Keep cables free from grease and oil.
  • Position the cables so they will not be driven or walked over.
  • If the welding operation must be done on steel or other conductive material, an insulating mat must be used under the operator. Electric welders can kill by electric shock.
  • If the welding area is wet or damp or the operator is actively perspiring then he/she should wear rubber gloves under the welding gloves.
  • Clean all metal to be welded by wire brushing or other methods.
  • Protect your eyes and body from flying slag or chip when wire brushing the finished bead or chipping slag.

  • Do not leave unused electrodes or electrode stubs on the floor whereby they create a slipping hazard.
  • Hot metal should be handled with metal tongs or pliers.
  • When quenching hot metal in water it should be done very carefully to avoid steam burns.
  • Any metal left to cool should be marked “HOT” with soapstone.
  • The emergency switch should be located close to the operator.
  • Welding should not be performed from ladders.
  • “Welding in Progress” signs should be displayed in the area where welding is being carried out.

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Free Safe Work Procedure - Angle Grinders