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The HSE plans to inspect engineering premises from May to September 2021 focussing on metalworking fluids and welding.
Are you confident your workplace is compliant, and you are doing everything possible to protect the health and well-being of your workers?
Follow our compliance checklist:
For welding fumes, examples include:
For metalwork fluids, examples include:
Ensure your risk assessments are up to date, and consider all potentially exposed, which will require exposure to be regularly monitored. It needs to identify:
A local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system must be installed to carry the fumes safely away from the operative and the general workplace.
To ensure the LEV is providing adequate control, it should be examined and tested by a competent person every 14 months.
Workplace exposure monitoring can help you to understand if your control measures are effective.
Health surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks that is used to:
If you cannot achieve adequate control from equipment alone, or if it is not reasonably practicable to, then you must provide your workers with suitable adequate and suitable RPE.
It’s also important to issue with information, instruction and training, and a testing regime should be in place.
It is important that employers give information, instruction, and training to their employees on the health risks from exposure to welding fume and metalwork fluids and particularly when and how to use the control measures.
Training may include:
For advice contact our Occupational Hygiene Team
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