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Safety Tips for Gas Welding and Cutting

September 19, 2016

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Welding is a technical and dangerous activity. It requires careful planning and risk assessment.  Welders and sheet metal workers should be well clued up on the risks and how to avoid them.

This guy clearly hadn’t bothered! Don’t be like him. The Safe Use of Gas Cylinders is available as a FREE download from the Health & Safety Executive.

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While we’re at it – you can see what’s coming here, can’t you!  The cut pipe will fly into the air with the guy on it. Using oxy/fuel gas equipment for cutting, welding or descaling is a high-risk activity, requiring careful planning. There’s little evidence of risk assessment or even common sense here!

There’s a handy and helpful guide on how to do it properly: Safety in Gas Welding, Cutting and Similar Processes. Another FREE download.

Even smaller-scale, plastic pipe cutting needs to be properly done, by the way. Download Pipe Cutting Guidance for free.

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