British Compressed Gas Association supports welding safety scheme


Everyone is aware of the dangers welding poses to your eyes and skin – but what about your lungs? The BCGA is backing a national campaign to raise the profile of health protection in welding regarding fumes.

New posters from the Welding Fume Team, which explain the importance of safe working practices in managing welding fume, have been produced under the Bad Air Day initiative.

Bad Air Day is an initiative from The Welding Fume Team, of which British Compressed Gas Association (BCGA) is a prominent member. The team comprises of organisations including HSE, major welding equipment and safety suppliers, engineering firms, and the Unite union.

Carrying messages, including ‘Keep Your Lungs Clear – Use The Right Gear’ and ‘Look After Your Team, Safe Welding – Healthy People,’ the posters urge employers and employees alike to take responsibility to avoid the hazards of welding fume.

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