Welding Safety Online Course

Welding Safety Online Course

1-2 Hours1-2 Hours
Interactive Interactive
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Engineering and manufacturing plants use welding and cutting machinery to perform a variety of operations. It’s important to understand the risks involved, so that workers can carry out their welding or cutting tasks safely and effectively.

This online welding safety course will raise your awareness of the dangers associated with both gas and electric arc welding. You’ll understand the process of carrying out a thorough risk assessment and implement the correct health and safety procedures.


By the end of this 1-2 hour training course, you will:

  • Understand the most common health and safety risks associated with cutting and welding
  • Know how to control a range of potential hazards
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of health and safety law
  • Understand how to carry out a welding or cutting risk assessment
  • Recognise the role you play in controlling health and safety risks


This online welding safety course covers the following topics:

  • Welding health and safety definitions
  • Gas welding and cutting
  • Electric arc welding
  • The dangers of cutting and welding
  • Health and safety legislation and legal enforcement
  • HSE Safety Alert February 2019
  • Employer and employee duties
  • What is a risk assessment and who should carry one out?
  • Identifying potential hazards
  • Deciding who may be harmed
  • Evaluating risks and existing controls
  • The hierarchy of control
  • What does HSE guidance say?
  • How to record your findings, implement controls, review and update
  • Controlling exposure from welding fumes
  • Engineering controls and RPE – how to select, use and maintain RPE
  • Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) – positioning and maintaining an LEV hood
  • The effects of exposure to noise and vibration
  • Manual handling and health surveillance
  • The risks of fire, smoke and compressed gasses
  • Hot work on tanks and drums
  • Welding in confined spaces
  • Looking after welding equipment and using it safely
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Eye protection
  • Electrical and environmental hazards
  • Training, communication and housekeeping
  • Emergency procedures


At the end of this online training course, you will take an online exam containing 20 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 80% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.

Who is this Course for?

This online course in welding safety is suitable for anyone who uses cutting and welding operations at work. We focus specifically on metal-to-metal welding, including gas, electric, arc, MIG and TIG welding.

If you are responsible for performing a risk assessment in your workplace, you will find the information in this course very useful for identifying risks and implementing suitable control measures. Managers, supervisors and employers need to be aware of legal implications of welding safety, as raised by this course.

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