The benefits of weld fume extraction

Welding fumes can be seriously hazardous to human health if they are inhaled – with the smaller particles often inflicting the most harm.

MaxiFil Clean Welding Smoke Filter Unit in action

Welded fumes that aren’t extracted properly can cause all kinds of health issues, including:

  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • eye/nose/throat irritation
  • lung cancer
  • nervous system damage
  • kidney damage

It’s estimated that 18,000 new cases of breathing or lung-related problems occur each year as a result of poorly extracted weld fumes. But don’t panic – Defuma can help you to get welding fume extraction right, advising on the ideal welding fume extractor for your business.

Benefits of a fully-functioning extractor:

  • Healthy working environment

In environments where high-risk fumes occur –  from paint, soldering, chemicals or welding – it’s essential to make sure that they are removed from the air before your workforce comes into direct contact.

A welding fume extractor is great for removing these contaminants and effectively circulates indoor air to prevent health concerns.

  • Fewer absences

Did you know that 26.8 million working days are lost each year as a result of work related illnesses?

Welding fume extraction is an ideal way to minimise fume exposure and can also reduce the number of absentees – leading to a more productive workforce.

  • More energetic workforce

A welding fume extractor contributes to a healthy, safe, working environment. One that promotes a motivated and energised workforce by removing weld fumes and providing a clean, well-circulated airflow. With an efficient extractor, your workers are not only less prone to illness but will have more energy to work.

  • Ensure compliance

HSE recently enforced new regulations for welding fume extraction. The changes came into play in February 2019 and affect businesses who undertake welding activities.

Our extraction units allow your business to comply with HSE, COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) and other applicable regulations for your business – removing welded fumes from the source.

  • Less contamination

Keeping welding fumes at a minimum will also reduce the risk of contamination to the surfaces and machinery. Meaning that a welding fume extractor will ultimately generate a safer, better, working environment for everyone and provide you with the peace of mind that your equipment operates efficiently – without getting clogged up.

Get in touch

The team at Defuma is always on hand to help and will happily guide and advise you to ensure your business benefits from an efficient fume extractor. Contact us on 01480 455 466 or email enquiries@defuma.co.uk today and find out more about welding fumes.

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