Welding is a process whereby two or more parts are joined together through heat, pressure or both, resulting in a join of the parts as they cool down.

When we refer to welding, it is usually in relations to metals and thermoplastics. However, for this toolbox talk, we will mainly consider the ones used for metal.

The four main types of welding are:

  • MIG: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • TIG: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Stick: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Flux-cored: Flux-cored Arc Welding (FCAW).

When using processes emitting hazardous sources of bright light such as welding, they are obligated to ensure the eyes and skin of their workers are protected in line with the regulation The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010.

Our welding safety toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where welding is carried out as part of the daily work.

If you are considering our welding safety toolbox talk, our Fire Safety Toolbox Talk and Fire Extinguisher Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the Welding Safety Toolbox Talk

Our toolbox talk is split up in these following sections:

  • Introduction: Description of the main types of welding and why health and safety considerations are important.
  • The Hazards: The hazards associated with welding and their impact on your health.
  • Control Measures: Outlines the control measures that should be considered for every welding job.
  • The Law: List the regulations relevant to welding safety.
  • Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.

Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.

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