Protective equipment complying with the relevant standard specifications or their equivalent must be worn by the operator and as appropriate by those assisting with the operation to protect them from particles of hot metal, slag, and their eyes and skin from ultra-violet and heat radiation.
The operator should normally wear :
- Welding shields or welding goggles with appropriate shade of filter lens;
- Leather gauntlets;
- Leather apron;
- Long-sleeved natural fibre boiler suit or other approved protective clothing.
Clothing should be free of grease and oil and other flammable substances