Welding suits - what will really protect against splashes?

Overalls for welding - why such difficulties for the worker?

The high temperature of the molten bath and the entire metal surface, open fire, sparks and splashes of molten metal can cause serious burns and injuries. Many works are accompanied by a high level of noise as a result of processing the material, the danger of electric shock remains high.

Often the connection of metals must be carried out in the most unexpected conditions of confined spaces, accompanied by threats of falls from a height, slipping objects, working machines and mechanisms, etc. Health protection and elementary physical security are provided by welding clothing, the use of which is necessary for any type of work.

Filtered glasses, shield or helmet, as well as masks, hats or helmets from fireproof materials protect the eyes and face from hot slags, sparks, intense radiation and light, irritating factors and chemical burns. To protect the respiratory organs from fumes, dust, vapors and oxides, respirators are neede


Open skin areas, like the whole body, should be closed from the threat of general and spot( local) burns with fireproof jackets and trousers. This fire-resistant clothing for welding, or robe, on the pants should not have cuffs, and the pockets of the jacket - with closing flaps or Velcro that exclude ingress of incandescent slag or sparks.

What should be welding suits?

Overalls for welding should be made of 100% natural dense fabrics( with impregnation), better protecting from ultraviolet, red-hot metal, open fire. It is important to use a clean robe, without stains of oils, greases or combustible mixtures, without torn edges, tears and abrasions.

All of them are a potential threat of burn injuries. Under the jacket should be a shirt( the dark color of the fabric prevents the reflective effect) with a long sleeve, buttoned cuffs and a collar( to protect the skin of the neck and wrists).Excludes synthetic fabrics, which carry an additional risk of burns.

Protection from welding spray is provided not only by clothing, but also by the requirements of its wearing. So, the pants should be out and fully cover the boots or boot tops. Often the ulnar areas of the jacket and knee trousers are strengthened with patches made of cloth or split leather.

The same skin covering the front of the jacket and pants, well protects the worker. The buttons of the jacket are closed with a strap. When working, it is not recommended to wear matches or lighters in pockets, representing another factor of the threat of an open flame.

Other garment elements and accessories for welding

Additional good protection against glowing metal particles, when standing or sitting, is a leather apron: it will protect the entire body from the chest to the ankles. Given the density of the material of the robes and the working conditions, the welding overalls must be provided with vent holes in hidden places, such as the back and axillary parts of the jacket. Summer and winter( warmed) versions of the overalls are produced.

To your shoes and gloves or gloves your requirements. Gauntlets, or better gloves with crochets, providing effective protection, should not interfere with the work. Shoes( boots or boots) are made from coarse leather on a thick sole made of non-stick rubber, which protects from the danger of electric trauma, open flames, heat and burns. A large number of accessories for welding, or ancillary equipment, helps qualitative and accident-free processes.

This includes all kinds of clamps and locks, tables, rotators, columns. Clamps, fixed pincers help to perform initial fixation and placement of parts and preforms before their connection. Tables and workplaces, rotators, and other welding equipment are needed when making connections in certain techniques, under conditions of special fluxes and the need for active removal of products and gases from the joint zone.