This page aims to provide simple guidance and advice on the health and safety risks that are associated with welding, ‘hot’ cutting and other associated operations. It includes frequently asked questions and role-specific sections (i.e. for SME owners and welders, managers, supervisors, and health and safety professionals). The following health topics are dealt with separately from safety topics such as fire and explosion and the lack of oxygen in confined spaces: Illness caused by welding fume and gases, Welding fume facts, Welding fume — reducing the risk, Welding fume — do you need extraction or respiratory pretective equipment (RPE)? On this page you can find resources and publications, COSHH guidance, information documents, research materials, videos and links.
welding fumes, acetylene, lack of oxigen, nitrous oxides (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), chromium, nickel, zinc, vanadium, manganese, iron