HSE to visit any site carrying out welding activities in January to March period

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January 6, 2020 Posted by Roger Hart

Fabricated metal inspections

HSE will be inspecting sites that carry out metal fabrication in January to March 2020 to check compliance with the law.

The focus will be on control of exposure to welding fume and metalworking fluids.  All welding fumes (including mild steel) are now classed as carcinogens. Metalworking fluids can cause occupational asthma, occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis and dermatitis.  There is revised guidance available so you can protect your workers from these serious health hazards. Please see the below links to obtain further information.

If you have questions please contact us or request a call back or use the chat button at the bottom right of the screen. See below for some useful guidance on expected controls.

Welding

Metalworking fluids