Safe Use Of Welding Equipment - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
2 hours Certificate of Attendance

Course Summary

The aim of this short course is to raise understanding and awareness of the safety issues associated with welding. Upon completion learners will be aware of a range of key issues, including:

* The four main types of welding
* Appropriate protective equipment
* Safety tips relating to the work area, equipment, fumes and ventilation and confined spaces
* First Aid

Lesson Plan

  •     Welcome and Learning Outcomes
  •     Welding Safety
  •     Summary

On successful completion of this course, candidates will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Who is it for?

This course is designed to be a pre-requisite for anyone starting a course on welding.

You will need

Candidates are not required to bring any equipment with them on this course.

Your skill level

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


When should you use welding curtains

The purpose of a welding curtain or screen is to protect passers by and nearby workers from the welding arc light. Where welding takes place and other people are likely to be close-by, there should be something in place to prevent them being affected by the light. In practice this protection is often achieved by using curtains or screens.

Are clear welding curtains acceptable?

Flame retardant, heavy canvas screens are very common however many people prefer to be able to see if someone is welding inside. This means that many screens are made of ‘semi-transparent’ plastic. These semi-transparent screens allow you to see enough to know that someone is welding, but the material filters out the harmful parts of the light. If there is no need to see the person welding or for screening in between welding bays, darker or opaque screens and curtains should be used.

Welding curtains and screens should conform to the British Standard (BS EN 1598) or at least offer the same level of protection as this Standard. Some welding equipment suppliers may refer to this as “EN 1598”. The Standard does not specify any particular colour it just requires the curtain to attain certain levels of performance. This means that suitable curtains may be available in a variety of colours and levels of ‘darkness’. A reputable supplier should be able to confirm if a curtain conforms to the British Standard. At the moment, HSE is not aware of any clear welding curtains that conforms to the BS EN 1598 standard.

Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Can you cater for students with special needs?

Yes, but as with all special requirements that differ from the norm, please make us aware of your requirements and we will do our best to provide the appropriate support.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B & B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.

Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.