Are you aware that 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.
Call us today on 0114 234 1114 and speak to one of our extraction experts to make sure your compliant with HSE.
The mixture of airborne particles/fumes and hot gasses produced by the welding process make them particularly dangerous to anyone working with them unless they are safely captured before being inhaled by the operator. Any process that includes material being changed by way of marking, painting, cutting, welding etc. can generate fumes that cause ill health and long term health damage to your staff in their working environment. As an employer you are responsible for creating a safe working environment which includes providing clear, safe breathable air free of dangerous fumes and gases.
Could you spot the typical symptoms of exposure to fumes in your workplace? Continuous exposure to fumes can cause serious respiratory diseases to your employees.
Symptoms from welding fume exposure can include but are not limited to:
Our wide range of welding fume extraction systems are all designed specifically for your workplace and requirements to capture at source dangerous fumes and gases generated by the welding process to ensure that no fumes or gases remain in your place of work.
For situations and environments where mobility is required we also have mobile weld fume extraction systems that are portable for ease of use.
Having a well maintained fume extraction system in place will:
From a desk mounted arm to capture solder fumes, to our largest boom arm where the hood can be positioned anywhere within a radius of about 9 metres and up to 8 metres in height, you can be sure we have a cost effective solution to meet all of your extraction requirements.
Fumex Ltd has a complete range of central high vacuum fume extraction systems ranging from .75kW to 7.5kW units, which will handle 2 to 25 technicians using welding guns at the same time. Several filter options are available, including combination cyclone separator and polyester cartridge filters with automatic pulse jet cleaning. Fumex Ltd engineers will design a system that is tailored to your industry, production needs and your building.
If you’re thinking about replacing your fume extraction system then call 0114 234 1114 and talk to our extraction experts today - we can discuss your requirements to provide a long term solution that protects your workforce.
Fumex offer a full compliment of products - from the design and installation of extraction systems to arms, filters and fans to ensure that environments which use the welding process have safe, clean breathable air.