Electrical Safety for Welding

Provided by: ToolingU

“Electrical Safety for Welding” introduces users to the electrical hazards of arc welding and methods of reducing them. Arc welding requires a live electrical circuit, which presents several potential safety hazards. Electricity can cause burns, fires, and electric shock. There are two types of electric shock: primary voltage shock and secondary voltage shock. To prevent the risks associated with electricity, welders must make sure equipment is properly installed, grounded, and maintained. Welders must also use the necessary PPE and insulation to prevent injury. After taking this class, users will have a good understanding of the major safety hazards associated with electricity and precautions that minimize these risks. This knowledge allows users to work more safely and effectively with electrical equipment, which is required for all arc welding processes.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe electricity
  • Explain how to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields
  • Describe the negative consequences of electrically generated heat
  • Describe electric shock
  • Describe the dangers of electric shock
  • Describe primary voltage shock
  • Describe secondary voltage shock
  • Describe basic electrical safety precautions
  • Describe best practices for working with a welding circuit
  • Describe best practices for the work and electrode cables
  • Describe grounding in arc welding
  • Describe electrically hazardous conditions and processes recommended for these conditions
  • Describe insulation and PPE for electrical safety
  • Describe equipment ratings and capacity
  • Describe maintenance and inspection for electrical safety.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel, including engineers, technicians and managers, particularly handling welding operations.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Electricity Basics, Elecricity Safety and PPE

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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