During welding the eyes and face can be exposed to a number of hazards. Regular grade PPE does not provide the protection required. It is important to utilise specialised welding PPE to ensure the safety of your team. Welding helmets are designed to protect the face from the light emitted by welding arc, heat and any potential projectiles. There are two main types of welding helmets, passive, and auto-darkening. Read more on Types of Eye & Face Protection Read more on FR and
What is Welding Fume?
Welding fume contains a mixture of hot metal and gases that are created when metal is heated above its boiling point. These microscopic particles rise through the air and can be inhaled by the welder or other workers nearby. The oxides contained in fume vary depending on the type of material being welded, plus any coatings or residues on the metal. The type of welding process, welding rod composition, coatings, ventilation and work place practices also