During last year’s inspection of businesses that carry out welding operations, the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority found breaches of the regulations in eight out of ten (83 per cent) inspections. On average, the businesses with violations received four reactions each.
Several businesses were required to better protect their employees from the health-hazardous substances that arise during welding.
Four out of ten businesses had not assessed risk conditions that could lead to health damage among employees sufficiently when planning hot work or when purchasing equipment.
Three out of ten businesses did not have good enough measures to remove or reduce the health risk when welding.
Three out of ten businesses had not provided sufficient training in working methods, work equipment and personal protective equipment.