Welding Safety Training

Welding Safety
£20 +VAT

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.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.
  • Written in compliance with UK legislation and guidance
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

Who should take this course?

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.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Introduction 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.

2Risk 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.

3Health 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.

4Safety 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.

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Aims of the course

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.


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.