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Welding poses a range of hazards to your health. These can be obvious straight away such as electric shock or exposure to cadmium fumes, or they may show up in the long term such as lung and breathing disorders.

Health and safety in welding

This is user-friendly illustrated guidance that covers a range of topics including training and qualifications, fire and explosion prevention, local exhaust ventilation, and noise and vibration. There is also a workplace assessment tool and a permit to work form.

Health and safety in welding (PDF 564 KB)
Welding health and safety assessment tool (PDF 310 KB)
Short welding health and safety assessment tool (PDF 297 KB)
Permit to work form (PDF 42 KB)

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.