Protection in operation and workplace around welding and soldering. Splash-proof covers have proven their worth against sparks, welding splashes and pearls. Flame retardant mats for convenient and safe welding.
Learn where the risk lurks in daily working life, which occupational groups are particularly at risk and what you should bear in mind when assessing the risks. Get our 3 proven prevention measures for better ergonomics and back health at the workplace.
Fire-rated cabinets for ATEX zones - What do I need to know
Within DSEAR, an explosive atmosphere is defined as a mixture of dangerous substances with air, under atmospheric conditions, in the form of gases, vapours, mist or dust in which, after ignition has occurred, combustion spreads to the entire unburned mixture. You need to carry out a risk assessment to determine if your storage cabinet needs to be zoned as a hazardous area. Where there are flammable vapours present any electrical equipment that is installed needs to be ATEX rated.
Fire-rated cabinets for chemicals explained - what you really need to know
It is important to understand what a fire-rated cabinet does, when and where to use it. This guide gives you details on what you really need to know when assessing your safe storage needs. We cover what fire-rated means; what is a fire-rated cabinet; important legislation and guidance on the safe storage of flammable substances and chemicals; what can be stored in a fire-rated cabinet and where to put your fire-rated storage.
Fume cupboards with ejector technology or sash? The technology comparison.
In many laboratories, classic fume cupboards with front sash are used. In practice, however, working behind the pane often means considerable compromises. The alternative is called ejector technology: we have compared both systems and show you which one is ahead.
In order not to endanger the welder and surrounding work areas during welding, we offer you high-quality welding curtains, splash protection blankets and welding mats.
Splash protection blankets and welding curtains from the DENIOS range prevent damage caused by flying sparks, welding beads or liquid slag and ensure safe splash protection up to 1300 °C. As an underlay for soldering or welding work, flame protection mats prevent the flow of heat due to their special layer structure. Flame protection mats are available in two different versions, each optimised for welding or soldering work.
Which welding protection do I need?
During a welding process, very high temperatures are generated, which are associated with many dangers for the welder. But not only the temperatures are critical - the brightness of the welding arc can cause damage to the retina. The resulting UV radiation is a danger to the eyes as well as to the skin, which can burn after just a few seconds. In addition, there is danger from vapours that can have a toxic effect and create an explosive atmosphere.
To counteract all these dangers, suitable protective equipment must be chosen. The most important aspect is eye protection. Protective goggles, welding helmets or welding masks help to reliably ward off glare and flying sparks.
Clothing must be fireproof to withstand high heat and UV radiation. It should completely cover the body, including the legs, and fit seamlessly with the welding helmet. Welding gloves, which also meet all requirements, must be worn to protect the hands. Welding shoes are also recommended and provide additional protection against sharp objects on the floor.
What precautions must be taken when welding?
In addition to personal protective equipment, other precautions must be taken to avoid endangering other people.
Welding curtains protect bystanders from flying sparks and heat and mark a clear work area. The workplace should be adequately ventilated to counteract the generation of toxic fumes. In addition, proper ventilation reduces the risk of an explosive atmosphere developing.
Even if a smoke detector should be present in workplaces, it can quickly trigger an unwanted fire alarm during welding and cause high costs. Therefore, before welding, it should be checked whether the smoke detector can be turned off or whether the situation needs to be discussed with the fire brigade.