Welding and flame cutting - information sheet

Date published: 31 October 2018

Welding and flame cutting are widely used in many different workplaces and can cause injuries such as burns, damaged eyesight and suffocation.
The main danger is fire, often caused when nearby materials catch fire or when gases leaking from the hoses catch fire.

Following the steps in this information sheet which will help you to control the risks associated with welding in your workplace. You may find them useful as a safety checklist.