ADD A LAYER OF PROTECTION IN YOUR WELDING WORKSPACE
Electrocution, Burns, Arc-eye & Fumes are just few of the known hazards of welding that is why it has been rated as one of the hazardous occupations globally due to these risks. Welders are at high risk of injuring themselves but some may not know that it also hazardous to the people around and can even damage the surrounding area that is why it is essential that the right safety precautions are taken to protect both employees and workspaces alike.Weld curtains and screens add an additional layer of protection in the welding workspace, ensuring that workers operating in close vicinity of the welding area are not exposed to harmful UV light or the risk of flash burns.The main dangers of unprotected exposure to welding light are: arc eye (during short-term exposure), cataract (by prolonged exposure) and skin burn. The latter can also lead to skin cancer. The welder protects himself by wearing a welding mask and protective clothing but bystanders are exposed to the same dangers. This is why it is important to protect bystanders in the work place to prevent long-term illness.
Welding screens and curtains provide a protective barrier between the welding area and general workplace where workers may be exposed to welding hazards.Welding screens have been used effectively in various environments including Mechanical Training colleges / schools and universities, mechanical workshops and engineering facilities, welding warehouses and businesses, portable welders, home welding environments, trade training colleges and manufacturing facilities. With the increased awareness of Australian Industries about Workplace Health and Safety and the benefits of an efficient environment, there is a greater need for quality/ innovative concepts to help eliminate the these risks. QWS highly recommend the use of Welding screens, PVC screening to control noise, weather protection, dust, fume, smoke, temperature, contamination, & other known welding hazards.
HIGH QUALITY & DURABLE SCREENS
Made from highly durable polyvinyl chloride (PVC), welding curtains and welding screens contains flame-retardant chemicals that prevent the materials from catching fire when it comes to contact with stray sparks and a compound that absorbs ultraviolet rays.
Quality Welding Screens bears the following attributes:
• Flame resistance
• Chemical Resistant
• Resistant to mildew
• Heat Resistant
• High tear and tensile strength
• Resistance to cold cracks
WELDING SCREENS BENEFITS
CREATES WELDING SECTION
It may not be ideal to create permanent walls to section off a designated area to create a safe space for welding as they are expensive to build and does not provide flexibility this is why many facility owners choose welding screens instead. Welding screens provide easy access and can be rearranged as needed. If you need to cover larger cell or area, a custom welding curtain partition can be built to suit specific requirements throughout your facility
Welding produces noises levels that can be damaging to both welders and those in the building where welding activity takes places. Welders often even wear earplugs to protect their hearing from the loud sounds of metal grinding. The noise produced from welding areas can ultimately become a distraction to employees working in other sections of the building. When properly positioned, sound shield welding screens can create a barrier from the rest of the building to contain the noise produced.
Welding produces high temperature levels that could be dangerous. While welders wear the appropriate clothing to protect themselves from the heat welding produces, other employees walking around the facility may not. Welding can produce flame heats up to 6,300 degrees Fahrenheit, which could put those around the area at great risk. Welding screens are composed of materials to create a superior barrier that can withstand extreme heat and abuse. These screens help reduce any risks associated with heat levels, keeping everyone in the building safe from harm.
WELDING FUMES CONTAINMENT
Welding produces chemicals and fumes that are potentially harmful. While welders wear masks to protect themselves from these fumes, other employees in the building most likely do not. If the gases and fumes produced from the welding process were not contained, they could be harmful to others. Welding safety curtain and screen products create an enclosure that combined with other protective measures like ventilation, cooling fans and respirators, keep everyone in the environment safe from harm.
IMPROVED WELDERS SAFETY
Without the right protections, the welding process can be dangerous as it produces sparks of UV light that could burn or blind employees. In addition to welding gear, facility owners must set up welding screens. These flame-resistant screens protect welders and others in the facility from any flashes or other debris. Because welding screens are composed of heavy-duty materials, you can trust that they will withstand high heats and keep those in your building free of harm.
WHERE TO BUY?
Welding curtains and screens are essential in any facility that uses welding applications. Our customized, flexible and durable welding protection solutions are designed with safety, versatility and efficiency. If you have a custom design in mind then we would be delighted to speak to you about your specific requirements. Contact us today to find out more about our range of products and how we can help you protect your employees and your workshop from welding hazards.
QWS has a complete line of welding screens that offer a safe, easy-to-install and effective solution for separating welding stations from other work areas. Welding curtains are available in several configurations to fit a variety of applications. A properly installed welding curtain or welding screen will help protect workers and the work area from the hazards associated with welding such as sparks, spatter and ultraviolet light.
From entry-level through to heavy-duty, our range of welding frames, curtains and booths come in industry standard sizes, or we can work with you to provide custom-made materials to ensure a safe environment from sparks, flashes and ignitions in your workplace.