Welding Safety Training

Duration 1-2 hours

Last audited 12th September 2023

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Welding Safety
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This Welding Health and Safety training course raises awareness of the risks presented by welding operations, including both gas and electric arc welding. It provides details of how to complete a risk assessment and follow the appropriate control measures.

Welding and cutting operations are used in many manufacturing and engineering environments but they present many risks to health and safety. This course helps you to understand the risks that must be avoided and provides knowledge of how to carry out your welding activities safely.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Written in compliance with UK legislation and guidance

Developed by health and safety professionals

Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Be aware of the health and safety hazards and controls for the most common types of welding and cutting.
  • Understand the legal requirements for health and safety.
  • Know what is required for a welding or cutting risk assessment.
  • Understand how the risks to health and safety from welding and cutting are controlled and your role in this.

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Module 1: Introduction to Welding Health and Safety

Definitions, gas welding and cutting, electric arc welding, health and safety hazards, health and safety legislation for welding and cutting operations, legal enforcement, HSE Safety Alert February 2019, and employee duties.

Module 2: Risk Assessment

What is a risk assessment?, who should carry out a risk assessment?, identify the hazards, decide who might be harmed and how, evaluate the risks, evaluate existing controls, the hierarchy of control, HSE guidance, record your findings and implement them, and review and update.

Module 3: Health Risks and Controls During Welding and Cutting

Controlling welding fume exposure, HSE Safety Alert, engineering controls and RPE, local exhaust ventilation (LEV), positioning an LEV hood, safety data sheets (SDSs), hazard labelling and packaging, selection and use of RPE, personal protective equipment (PPE), checking and maintaining LEV and RPE, noise exposure, vibration exposure, manual handling, and health surveillance.

Module 4: Safety Risks and Controls During Welding and Cutting

Fire and smoke risks, hot work on tanks and drums, permit to work, compressed gasses, welding in confined spaces, electrical hazards, duties on manufacturers, importers or distributors, stray welding currents, safe use and maintenance of welding equipment, welding checks, slips, trips and falls, eye protection, training, communication and housekeeping, and emergency procedures.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This Welding Health and Safety training course is suitable for anyone who uses welding and cutting operations in their work, specifically metal-to-metal welding activities, such as gas, electric, arc, MIG and TIG welding.

The course is well-suited for managers, supervisors, and team leaders who are responsible for carrying out a risk assessment, but the level of information covered is appropriate for workers at all levels.

Written by experts

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Neil Murray

Health and Safety Consultant

Neil Murray is a vastly experienced and highly qualified health and safety professional who has held roles such as Senior Health and Safety Executive inspector,  and Principal Inspector for Channel Tunnel construction. He has also held senior roles in an international infrastructure business, a major UK water utility company and a major construction group and provided management consultancy to numerous companies across a wide range of industries. 

Neil has a wide expertise in many sectors, including construction, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, water and waste utilities, education, heritage sites, public safety, rail construction and operation, transport, marine, waste management, engineering design and industrial and facilities management services. 

Neil is a QSA auditor for RoSPA and also an author of published guidance on health and safety in the construction of the Channel Tunnel, work at height, major project management, and online training courses.

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