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5 Signs it's Time to Upgrade to Powered Air Respirators

Posted by Shane Carroll on 13 August 2019

Have you been dreaming of a welding helmet with powered air, but you're not sure if it's really a NEED or a WANT?  After all, combining a half-face respirator and a regular welding helmet provides all the protection you need right?....Wrong!  Welding helmets with PAPR are more than just a luxury item...  Here's 5 signs it's time to upgrade to an air fed welding helmet...

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Topics: Safety, Respiratory and Welding Safety

It's clear why Rivet made the big change to TECMEN

Posted by Shane Carroll on 25 June 2019

Rivet, New Plymouth - case study

'Now we can start and work right through the day comfortably with no problems'

We meet with Nana and Ganesh, two of the engineers at Rivet about what they think of the TECMEN TM1000 Flip Front Helmet with FreFlow Respirators 

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Topics: Case Studies, Respiratory and Welding Safety

Action Engineering share their love for Tecmen Welding Helmets

Posted by Shane Carroll on 18 June 2019

Action Engineering, Dunedin - case study

' It's terrific!  I find it has more clarity than my old Speedglas™ helmet or my Sentinel helmet ..and I thought they were good!'

We meet with Matt Davidson from Action Engineering about what they think of the TECMEN TM1000 Flip Front Helmet with FreFlow Respirator 

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Topics: Case Studies, Respiratory and Welding Safety

How to correctly insert and check earplugs

Posted by Shane Carroll on 28 May 2019

Earplugs are a must for many people, whether you're working in a noisy environment, or need to block out noise to get to sleep at night.  Although earplugs are now available with up to level 5 protection (the highest level of protection for Australian and New Zealand standards), like other equipment, they can only provide that protection if worn correctly.  Here's a quick guide to fitting and checking your earplugs.

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Topics: 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

Why you should wear a flip front PAPR helmet ALL DAY

Posted by Shane Carroll on 18 December 2018

Powered air purifying respirator helmets have quite a few benefits when it comes to protecting your lungs, face and head, but did you know the biggest benefits come from wearing your helmet ALL DAY?  Ok, so maybe not at lunch time, but all day while you're in the workshop.  Read on and we'll tell you how...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

No effort, just easy breathing with the FreFlow Powered Air Respirator

Posted by Shane Carroll on 21 November 2018

A great welding helmet can be made even better when combined with a powered air respirator - especially if it's a FreFlow!  With all the nasties in a metal fabrication workshop, let alone those produced from welding, it's really important to protect your lungs.  To make that happen, your respirator needs to have more than just a good filter.  Read on to find out more about what the FreFlow has to offer...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

Everything you need to know about eye protection safety standards

Posted by Shane Carroll on 31 August 2018

'Ahhhh my eyes!!!' - not something you want to hear coming out of your mouth or anyone else's in the workshop!  With eye injuries being the top concern for most people working in metal fabrication, let's talk about the different kinds of eye protection, and which ones will best protect against the dangers lurking in your workshop.

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Topics: Safety

5 of the best excuses for not wearing safety gloves

Posted by Shane Carroll on 20 August 2018

Rough, callused hands are often seen as a symbol of hard work, endurance and strength.  A scar here and there is something to be proud of.  With great grip strength, and an acclimatised sense of the workshop environment, your hands are your no.1 tool.  So why cover them up when you don't need to? Here's 5 of the best excuses for not wearing safety gloves...

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Topics: Safety

How to test for welding flaws with Sherwin NDT

Posted by Shane Carroll on 04 July 2018

If you're working on a welding project, and you need to check for flaws, or cracks, Sherwin non-destructive testing sprays are a quick, easy and reliable way to do it.  We'll show you how...

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Topics: Metal Finishing