By law you must protect your workers by controlling the health risks from welding fumes. This applies to specialist welders & workers who do some welding, no matter how small the amount.
All welding fume can cause lung cancer, so controls must be put in place. Welding fume can also cause asthma and many other health conditions*.
The HSE have made changes in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fume
'With immediate effect, there is a strengthening of HSE’s enforcement expectation for all welding fume, including mild steel welding; because general ventilation does not achieve the necessary control.' Read full HSE Bulletin here.
Regardless of duration, HSE will no longer accept any welding undertaken without any suitable exposure control measures in place, as there is no known level of safe exposure.
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