Welding Safety Checklists

Protect welders from hazards and ensure a safe welding working environment

Published November 26th, 2020

What is a Welding Safety Checklist?

A welding safety checklist is a tool used to assess workers’ safety throughout the entire welding, cutting, and brazing processes. It helps ensure compliance with regulatory standards including wearing of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), welding equipment usage, and machinery inspections.

A welding safety checklist can also be used when performing site walkthroughs that help record the ventilation systems condition, flammable materials on site, and welding hazards and control.

Welding Safety Equipment List

The welding industry requires wearing appropriate PPE when performing weld. It helps protect welders from the unnecessary incident including skin burns, blindness, or overexposure to fumes and gases. The following welding safety equipment list can protect welders from welding hazards.

  1. Welding helmet – wearing a welding helmet, hood, or mask can protect welders from sparks and radiation emitted by the arc that can quickly damage the skin and eyes.
  2. Eye protection – this includes googles or hand-held face shields. This would help prevent eye damage or loss of vision.
  3. Respirators – this would protect welders from inhalation of harmful fumes and gases to enter the body.
  4. Flame-resistant welding gloves – the working hands are the closest proximity to the arc. Wearing flame-resistant welding gloves can lessen the exposure to intense heat and radiation.
  5. Protective suits – this could protect the welder from extreme temperatures, flames, and sparks.
  6. Welding-specific work boots – this would protect the top of the foot from flames and sparks.

We have compiled a collection of welding safety checklists using iAuditor by SafetyCulture which can be used during daily operations. It includes equipment self-inspections, risk assessments, Job Safety Analysis (JSA), and PPE checks.

Published November 26th, 2020

What is a Welding Safety Checklist?

A welding safety checklist is a tool used to assess workers’ safety throughout the entire welding, cutting, and brazing processes. It helps ensure compliance with regulatory standards including wearing of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), welding equipment usage, and machinery inspections.

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A welding safety checklist can also be used when performing site walkthroughs that help record the ventilation systems condition, flammable materials on site, and welding hazards and control.

Welding Safety Equipment List

The welding industry requires wearing appropriate PPE when performing weld. It helps protect welders from the unnecessary incident including skin burns, blindness, or overexposure to fumes and gases. The following welding safety equipment list can protect welders from welding hazards.

  1. Welding helmet – wearing a welding helmet, hood, or mask can protect welders from sparks and radiation emitted by the arc that can quickly damage the skin and eyes.
  2. Eye protection – this includes googles or hand-held face shields. This would help prevent eye damage or loss of vision.
  3. Respirators – this would protect welders from inhalation of harmful fumes and gases to enter the body.
  4. Flame-resistant welding gloves – the working hands are the closest proximity to the arc. Wearing flame-resistant welding gloves can lessen the exposure to intense heat and radiation.
  5. Protective suits – this could protect the welder from extreme temperatures, flames, and sparks.
  6. Welding-specific work boots – this would protect the top of the foot from flames and sparks.

We have compiled a collection of welding safety checklists using iAuditor by SafetyCulture which can be used during daily operations. It includes equipment self-inspections, risk assessments, Job Safety Analysis (JSA), and PPE checks.

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Jona Tarlengco

SafetyCulture staff writer

Jona has been part of SafetyCulture for more than 2 years contributing her experience in writing quality and well-researched content. She usually writes a topic about risks, safety, and quality.