How to Prevent Welding Related Fires

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What are the things that can lead to a fire, how to combat the risks of fire, safety fire precautions in a welding facility, what are the things that can ignite easily, why aerosol cans should be removed in a welding environment, what is the role of trained fire watcher. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 14 minutes full length version.

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More than half a million U.S. workers in various industries perform welding, cutting, brazing and soldering work as part of their jobs every day. In a year's time, these tasks will kill more than fifty of them. Thousands more will be injured. Some of their workplaces will have been damaged by fires and explosions as well.

Atlantic Training's "Welding Safety" training program discusses the hazards that are associated with welding and cutting tasks and explains the equipment and safe practices employees can use to avoid them.

Welding Safety Training DVD Covers:

  • How to Prevent Welding Related Fires
  • Getting "authorization" for welding operations.
  • Sparking and the risk of fire.
  • Guards and protective barriers.
  • Hazardous fumes and ventilation.
  • The use of respirators.
  • Eye protection, including helmets, filters, glasses and goggles.
  • Using other personal protective equipment.
  • Inspecting welding equipment.
  • Proper safety procedures.
  • and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 14 minutes preview.

Video Transcript

Sparks and splatters can fly up to 35 feet from the operation in all direction some people call this the hazard zone, the area where heat, light and sparks can cause fires and burns. In fact, OSHA requires shielding or clearing the work area of combustible and flammable materials for 35 feet in all directions before beginning cutting or welding operations. In addition, at least one fire watcher must be posted during hot work if a fire could start and must stay for at least 30 minutes after the work is done. The fire watcher must be ready to put out any fire with water, sand or a fire extinguisher.