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Documentation, training and PPE

  • Are all welding operators trained/certified?

  • Are all risk assessments for welding activities present and in-date?

  • Is Personal Protective Equipment identified by the risk assessment present, being worn, in good condition and stored correctly?

  • Are welding operators aware of all safety and emergency protocols?

  • Are all accidents, incidents and near-misses reported to a supervisor?

  • Are COSHH/ Chemical Risk Assessment forms present for all chemicals used and stored?

  • Are all chemicals and gas cylinders registered on Labcup?

Welding Equipment

  • Are all welding cables, wirings, and electrode holder insulations in good working condition?

  • Are all welding terminals and joints in good working condition?

  • Is the size of cable suitable for voltage supply?

Work Environment

  • Is work area clean and free of flammables and obstructions?

  • Is work area well ventilated?

  • Are suitable fire extinguishers nearby while welding?

  • Is fire blanket available within the area?

  • Are warning signs placed within the area?

  • Is access to the work area restricted?

Welding Activities

  • Is arc shield used to provide an extra layer of protection?

  • Do all welding operators wear an approved respirator?

  • Are all welding operators insulated from work and ground?

  • Are all welding operators use dry insulation?

  • Do welding operators avoid coiling of electrode cable around any part of their body?

  • Are oxygen cylinders handled with clean hands or gloves?

  • Are fuel-gas cylinders placed with valve end up?

  • Is cylinder not attached when lifting a machine?


  • Are all combustible materials swept away?

  • Are all welding equipment turned off and properly stored?

  • Is gas cylinder valve fully closed and put away safely?

  • Are all equipment clean and stored properly?

  • Are waste items disposed properly in designated and appropriate waste container?

Occupier's Comments

  • Do the occupiers have any additional comments not covered by the main audit?

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