OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 10 Fire and Explosion Hazards

Section 171.2 Gas welding or allied processes

Subsection 171.2(1)

Connections must be checked for leaks after assembly and before lighting the torch. Flames must not be used. Leak test solutions for use on oxygen connections are commercially available and their use is recommended. Leak testing should be repeated after the equipment has been used in a manner that could cause leaks.

Subsection 171.2(2)

No explanation required.

For more information
A Welder’s Guide to the Hazards of Welding Gases and Fumes
Bulletin CH032