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Welding - Electric Rod


Welding - Electric Rod

Welding - Electric Rod

Sheet 1 - Welding gases, fumes and radiation

Toxic gases
Nitrogen Oxides

Toxic fumes

Cadmium Oxide
Chromic acid
Copper fumes
Nickel fumes
Vanadium fumes
Zinc Oxide


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Sheet 2 - Electric shock

220 Ohms

65 Volts

260 milliAmps

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Sheet 3 - Personal Protective Equipment

Face shield with
correct filter shade

Respirator mask
(for inadequate

Leather, flame
resistant gloves

Leather flame
resistant jacket

Leather safety boots

with rubber soles and
steel toe caps

Leather spats

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Sheet 4 - Welding equipment checks

Burns or cracks
in the insulation

Loose screws
Loose cable

Damaged or dirty connection points

Loose cable connection


Burned or split insulation

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Sheet 5 - Confined spaces

Ensure a Confined Space Entry
Permit has been issued.
Remove all flammable materials.
Check there is adequate ventilation.
Check there is adequate lighting.
Identify what Personal Protective Equipment
must be worn.
Position the welding power source outside
the confined space.
Cover or arrange welding cables to prevent
contact with falling sparks.
Station a person outside to observe the
work and raise the alarm in an emergency.

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Sheet 6 - Using welding equipment

Never touch any exposed portion of the
electrode with any unprotected part of your
body while standing on, or resting against
the work being welded.
Never dip an overheating electrode holder
in water to cool it down.
Always switch off the electricity at the
power source if work is stopped for any
extended period of time.
Never change electrodes with bare hands,
wet gloves or while standing in water.
Always use a dry insulated glove
when placing an electrode into a

Never completely loop welding or return

cables around any part of the body.
Always use an insulating mat if you have to
kneel on the work piece.
Always dispose of electrode stubs into
metal bins.
Always place electrode holders on
insulation material when not being used.