News & Case Studies

March April Update 2019

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 07 March 2019

 

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Are workshop welding processes making you sick?

Posted by Roy Thomas on 28 February 2019

Welding safety isn't just about having good ventilation and wearing the right RPE. It should be thought of as a workshop wide plan to minimise respiratory hazards and keep everyone safe.  One thing to be considered when developing your health and safety plan is your welding process, and how this affects the amount, and type of fumes produced.  That's right. The way you weld could be helping to make you, and those around you sick.

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

Welding fumes - how much exposure causes cancer?

Posted by Shane Carroll on 28 February 2019

Welding fumes commonly contain Nickel and Chromium, both of which are linked to cancer. In fact, ALL welding fume is internationally classified as carcinogenic to humans. So what are the risks? How do I keep everyone safe?

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Topics: Safety

What you need to know about air quality H&S regulations

Posted by Andy Thomas on 28 February 2019

Knock knock...it's Worksafe waiting to inspect your workshop for air quality - are you ready?

Worksafe are cracking down on workplace health and safety when it comes to proper ventilation and respiratory equipment being used.  We've put together this quick and easy guide for what you need to know for when the inspectors come knocking!

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Topics: Safety, Respiratory and Welding Safety

Half face vs full face respirator - what's best?

Posted by Roy Thomas on 26 February 2019

So you've read all the info about the importance of respiratory protection, and decided you need a good respirator.  Now you need to decide - half-face or full-face?  Which one's best for the job?  Let's find out...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

Keep the spray away with our new design Full-Face Respirators

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 19 February 2019

Full-face respirators are ideal for work where you're dealing with paint, chemicals, and other things that can make their way up and under safety glasses/goggles and irritate your eyes.  Having a seal around the whole face provides a better level of breathing protection too!  These newly designed CRAFTSMAN Full-Face Respirators provide the protection as well as comfort and usability - read on to find out more...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

They bought 5! Why Betteridge Engineering recommend TECMEN welding helmets...

Posted by Eddie Thomas on 12 February 2019

Betteridge Engineering, Wellington - case study

'Having a SpeedglasTM ... this is exactly the same, for half the price of it and it’s just as good.'

We talk to Raymond - Welder/Fabricator at Betteridge Engineering about why they've bought 5 TECMEN TM1000 Flip Front Helmets with FreFlow Respirators for the team!

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Topics: Case Studies, Respiratory and Welding Safety

What kind of safety glasses do I need?

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 05 February 2019

Trying to work out which kind of safety glasses you need to get the job done?  No worries!  We've made it so quick, so easy

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Topics: Safety

Get unbelievable vision with TECMEN Welding Helmets

Posted by Andy Thomas on 02 February 2019

TECMEN Welding Helmets are here, and they've got some of the best auto-darkening lens on the market!  With a 1/1/1/1 rating and true colour, you've never seen through anything like it.  They're really opening up a whole new vision to the welder’s world!  Of course vision isn't the only thing that makes a great and safe welding helmet.  Read on to find out more...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

Jan-Feb Update 2019

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 30 January 2019

 

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