Welding and hot process fumes
We can competently assist in your compliance with the COSHH regulations by devising and undertaking workplace air monitoring surveys to measure personal exposures of your welding and hot cutting operators to welding fumes. In order to fully understand the risk to health of your employees, it is necessary to carry out personal sampling for welding fumes and fine particulates. Chemical analysis of the fumes along with the exposure concentration data then provides a solid base for an adequate risk assessment of the welding process.
Welding fumes assessment is carried out in strict accordance with the latest Health and Safety (HSE) guidance documents and International Standards (ISO). The assessment is carried out on a representative sample of the workforce to provide reliable exposure data. The collected information is then expressed as personal exposure levels for each exposure group and compared with the relevant exposure limits.
The assessment process briefly consists of: