Welding Safely

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This course has been developed to provide the delegates with a greater understanding of the hazards associated with welding/burning and knowledge of control measures that can reduce their risk.  It is designed to give operators all they need to know to work safely and efficiently.  The flexible new programme is an intelligent and integral solution to enhance the competency that will inspire effective and safe application at the workplace.
The course material and handouts are used in conjunction with the Health and Safety Legislation, associated guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).


This programme is aimed at managers, supervisors and operatives involved with welding and/or burning activities.  Delegates are required to have a working knowledge of welding activities. 


  • An understanding of the legal requirements associated with welding operations
  • an enhanced understanding of the current best practices and techniques
  • knowledge of Personal Protective Equipment
  • the ability to recognise hazards associated in the workplace
  • the skills to carry out and record basic assessments of the risks associated with welding/burning hazards and recommend suitable control measures
  • an understanding of the permit to work system and its implementation
  • the ability to identify a confined space and its reasonable foreseeable risks
  • the knowledge of the work at heights regulations and obligations
  • knowledge of COSHH regulations and requirements
  • knowledge of manual handling regulations and techniques
  • awareness of fire safety and the action to be taken in the event of a fire
  • the ability to identify and use a range of portable fire extinguishers on live fires         


  • review of modern health and safety law
  • workshop environment including welding fumes and gases
  • optical radiation and noise levels
  • identifying hazards and implementing control measures
  • personal protective equipment
  • COSHH, electrical safety, working at heights and manual handling
  • Burns and mechanical hazards
  • Gas bottles and storage
  • Welding in difficult conditions (e.g. outdoors, confined space etc)
  • Best practice and techniques


1 day (approx 6 hours)