It is so easy to protect co-workers against the effects of arc eye. The portable welding screens available at Foster Industrial come with canvas, green low-vis or amber hi-vis welding curtain inserts according to the level of visibility required on the shop floor and can be moved across your workshop with the minimum of fuss and effort.
Mobile welding screens protect against more than just arc eye too; curtains act as a safeguard against the risk of fire from stray sparks. Plus, they do not have to be restricted to welding either, being suitable for use with grinding, brazing, and other types of hotwork task too.
It is important to screen third parties & fellow fabricators from the welding arc, as It takes less than a second for an intense flash of UV light to cause arc eye. This condition distorts the vision and whilst it is usually temporary, it can be very painful to endure. If the eye is exposed to unsafe levels of UV light, the cornea will start to burn and this is where the pain comes from. If serious, the burn will require expert medical treatment.
The milder effects of arc eye can be counteracted by flushing the cornea with water, but it is surely a much better idea to pick up a high quality welding screen from Foster Industrial and make sure that your employees are never put at risk in the first place. We distribute a range of robust canvas, green & amber welding screens and curtains, as well as sturdy welding curtain frames throughout the UK.
Why Are Welding Screens So Important?
In order to stay safe and protected, employees carrying out hotwork should be entirely enclosed with one or several welding screens. The products on offer at Foster Industrial all conform to stringent British safety and manufacturing standards EN1598, so you can rest safe in the knowledge that you and your workers will always be protected.
The environments in which hotwork tends to take place mean that welding screens are an ideal solution. They take up the minimum amount of space, are easy to move around, and do not obscure the fact that an employee is working within the temporary structure. If they are arranged free from tripping hazards and do not block exits or walkways, they are an essential and endlessly handy safety resource for welders