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GENERAL INFORMATION

Description of work

Take a photo of the workplace
PRE-OPERATION
OPERATORS

Are all welding operators trained/certified?

Are all instructions clear and understood by operators?

Are all welding operators familiar with the welding machine?

Are all welding operators aware of the type of materials to be weld?

Do all welding operators wear proper PPE?

REFERENCE: Welding operator wear proper PPE
[This is an example of how you can use iAuditor to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections]

wearing ppe_ref.jpg

Are welding operators aware of all safety and emergency protocols?

WELDING MACHINE

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 AREA

Is work area clean and free of flammables and obstructions?

Is work area well ventilated?

Is there a suitable Class ABC fire extinguisher nearby while welding?

Are combustible floors wetted or protected?

Are combustible walls shielded or guarded?

Is fire blanket available within the area?

Are warning signs placed within the area?

Is work area restricted to regular employees?

ON-GOING OPERATION

Is arch 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?

POST-OPERATION

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?

Are all incidents reported to a supervisor?

COMPLETION

Recommendation

Overall Rating

Inspector's Name and Signature

Welding Safety Checklist

Created by: SafetyCulture Staff | Industry: General | Downloads: 472

Use this checklist before commencing welding tasks. Start by taking a photo of the work area and check if the operator has undergone proper training, understands instructions, and wears appropriate PPE. Next, evaluate if equipment is in good working condition and the working area is ventilated and free from flammables and obstructions. Inspect if procedures were followed during and after work. End the report by by providing recommendations and an overall safety rating.

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Inspection

GENERAL INFORMATION

Description of work

Take a photo of the workplace
PRE-OPERATION
OPERATORS

Are all welding operators trained/certified?

Are all instructions clear and understood by operators?

Are all welding operators familiar with the welding machine?

Are all welding operators aware of the type of materials to be weld?

Do all welding operators wear proper PPE?

REFERENCE: Welding operator wear proper PPE
[This is an example of how you can use iAuditor to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections]

wearing ppe_ref.jpg

Are welding operators aware of all safety and emergency protocols?

WELDING MACHINE

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 AREA

Is work area clean and free of flammables and obstructions?

Is work area well ventilated?

Is there a suitable Class ABC fire extinguisher nearby while welding?

Are combustible floors wetted or protected?

Are combustible walls shielded or guarded?

Is fire blanket available within the area?

Are warning signs placed within the area?

Is work area restricted to regular employees?

ON-GOING OPERATION

Is arch 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?

POST-OPERATION

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?

Are all incidents reported to a supervisor?

COMPLETION

Recommendation

Overall Rating

Inspector's Name and Signature