Welding activity is common in construction sites and engineering factories. Even in your house, you also need to weld some mechanic components of your car, you machines, etc. And welding helmet, which is the most important protective equipment, can prevent you from suffering risks of welding works such as: eye burning, head damage, breathing toxic fumes…Being aware of safety, a lot of companies try to find the best welding helmets for their workers; provide and remind them the importance of wearing welding helmet in hot works.
However, the durability of helmets depends on your ability to take care of it. Once you can keep your helmet durable, it can do its safety functions properly then you might reduce numerous hazards from welding processes. However, you need to understand your job duties in order to select the best welding helmet for you. If you are a professional, safety precaution is the first priority; if you are not, just ask the seller which one suits you.
When you own a new helmet, the first thing you are advised to do is reading carefully the instruction book provided by the manufacturer. We have also given several basic tips that are much easy to follow to keep the helmet in fine condition:
- Clean your wedding helmet
When you have a new helmet, cleaning routine should be established. You might have got several helmets before but the technology has changed rapidly so some components really need proper cleaning. Read the owner handbook carefully and go their website to find cleaning advice. With the lens, wipe the dust off carefully by a cleaning soft brush, and use special detergent or spray to wash the lens. The more appropriate cleaning procedure is, the longer your helmet’s life of usage is. Furthermore, it is a good habit to clean your helmet straightaway after using it and carry out a major cleaning once a week.
- Inspect the helmet before and after use
Most welders fail to check their helmets whether any cracks on it. This might lead them to hazardous situations. Conduct an inspection of all parts whether they have been damaged or not; if you find any crack on the lens or dent, fix it. Together with lens checking, you inspect other parts carefully and in detail because if your lens is faulty, it means the whole helmet is faulty. When the lens cannot work properly, you might probably be blinded from UV rays or exposed to other serious dangers. Do not be hurry because take few time to inspect will save your life.
- Repair and Replace
When you inspect your helmet and realize that some parts need to be fixed or replaced, you should not postpone. It is quite common that people will skip repairing and exchange in addition to keeping onto bring into play a damage helmet because of money issue. But do you have heard that: “If you think security is luxurious, test for an accident”. The cash you spend for repairing and replacing is just a small proportion of money you might spend if you are injured. Repair and replace immediately. Do not make yourself vulnerable to serious risks and become your family’s burden. If you are a professional welder, ask your supervisor to provide you a new helmet. If you are not, avoid using it until it is fixed. It is also necessary to know which helmet requires professional to replace and which one you can replace at home by yourself.
- Store your helmet in the right manner
It seems that a lot of welding helmet owners do not store the helmet in the proper manner. After a hard working day, they feel tired and place their helmets in anywhere available. But once you store your helmet in correct place and way, the lifespan of it will be long; obviously, you can prevent yourself from hazardous injuries. Keep your helmet ways from areas where may cause it fall and have cracks. Additionally, you should take serious consideration to the lens which is the most sensitive part of a welding helmet. Do not place the helmet in a high humid environment because it leads to some bacteria growing and make users feel annoyed.
There are various care tips to make sure your helmet in good condition and our advice are basic one among them. It is suggested that you also read the instruction handbook provided by manufacturers. They produce the helmets so they understand which method can apply. Take time in caring your helmet will eliminate potential serious risks from welding activities and of course, protect you. Enlarge your knowledge about safety every day and share them, then one day you have to say thankful words to what you know.