Welding Awareness

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This course will give you an awareness of welding health and safety, including the risks involved with electric arc welding and oxy-fuel welding. It will help you understand the importance of welding health and safety. It will also provide you with knowledge on assessing the risks and some examples of the control measures that can protect workers and others from welding injuries and health effects.

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Course Description

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All about this Welding Awareness Course

By law, employers must protect their workers and others from the health and safety risks associated with welding operations. It applies to all types of welding, regardless of the duration, task and location.

You will look at the different types of welding, such as electric arc and oxy-fuel and will consider why welding health and safety is important. You will look at the industries that typically carry out welding and some examples of the workers at risk.

You will also explore some of the health and safety legislation relating to welding operations and employer and employee duties. You will also consider how these laws are enforced and the penalties for non-compliance.

You will also consider the legal requirements for risk assessment, why these are important and who is responsible. You will also look at some factors to include when assessing welding operations and the five steps of risk assessment.

You will explore engineering controls, focussing on local exhaust ventilation (LEV) to control welding fume. You will also consider when respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is required and will cover general ventilation and safety data sheets.

You will finish the course by exploring the need for training, emergency procedures and first aid when carrying out welding tasks.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 5 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 4 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Welding Health and Safety – In the first unit of the welding awareness course, you will look at what welding means and some definitions of the terms you will encounter in the course.
  • Unit 2 – Assessing Risks – In this unit you will learn how to assess the health and safety risks associated with welding operations. You will look at the meanings of hazard, risk, accident and incident (near-miss) and risk assessment.
  • Unit 3 – Health Risks and Controls – This unit will look at the health risks associated with welding and how to control them. You will also look at the legal requirements for health surveillance for employees exposed to certain welding health risks.
  • Unit 4 – Safety risks and controls – In the final unit of the welding awareness course, you will look at some of the safety risks associated with welding and how to control them. You will explore how to safely use and maintain welding equipment, including some of the checks welders should carry out before starting work.
Kloeckner Metals Training

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“We have used CPD online for a while now, the courses are great and the cost is too! CPD helps us to ensure our employees are trained in specific areas, whilst giving the student the flexibility of learning at their own pace.”

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Kloeckner Metals

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Welding Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Welding Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Welding Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Welding Awareness
Welding Awareness
£20 + VAT