Welding is a necessary skill required by many Australian manufacturers which is why it’s taught in many Australian secondary schools and colleges.
Yet this fundamental skill is also dangerous especially if the proper protective equipment is not available. Welding dangers include:
If proper welding safety equipment is not available, injury is not the worst thing to occur. In fact, sixty people die each year from welding-related injuries.
Recently, a young Queensland school captain died from electrocution while welding. The young man was welding at a house during unseasonably wet weather when tragedy struck.
Flexshield has extensive expertise in working with schools, colleges, and TAFEs. We understand all the requirements to build safe and practical welding bays and grinding bays. We have considerable experience engaging with manufacturing facilities to tailor-make welding and grinding bays.
Every welding bay needs at least:
We also strongly suggest purchasing a FlexWeld welding mat, which is non-conductive and protects against electrocution, and also offers a non-slip, anti-fatigue work surface. Flexshield’s FlexWeld mats comply with ASTM D-178 and have the following electrical ratings: