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10 Tips for Staying Safe as a Traveling Welder

10 Tips for Staying Safe as a Traveling Welder | Concord Tank Services

As a traveling welder, you have the opportunity to work on various projects, like mechanical turnarounds, across the country. While this can be an exciting and rewarding career, it also presents certain safety risks that you need to be aware of. Whether you are working in a remote location or a busy job site, it's important to take steps to protect yourself from harm. In this blog post, we will provide you with 10 tips for staying safe as a traveling welder. By following these tips, you can ensure that you stay healthy and injury-free while you work.

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1. Wear Protective Clothing

Wearing protective clothing is essential for a traveling welder. Welding produces intense heat, bright light, and sparks, which can cause burns, eye damage, and other injuries. Protective clothing such as a welding helmet, gloves, apron, and boots can help protect you from these hazards.

2. Use Proper Ventilation

Welding produces fumes and gases that can be harmful if inhaled. It's essential to use proper ventilation when welding to remove these harmful substances from the air. If you are working in a confined space, make sure to use an air purifier to filter the air.

3. Inspect Your Equipment

Before you begin welding, make sure to inspect your equipment. Ensure that your welding machine, cables, and accessories are in good condition and working correctly. This can help prevent accidents caused by faulty equipment.

4. Keep Your Work Area Clean

A cluttered work area can be hazardous. Make sure to keep your work area clean and free of debris, including scrap metal, sawdust, and other materials that can be tripped over or cause slips and falls.

5. Keep a First Aid Kit On Hand

Accidents can happen, even if you take all the necessary precautions. Keep a first aid kit on hand with basic supplies such as bandages, antiseptic, and pain relievers.

6. Take Regular Breaks

Welding can be mentally and physically exhausting. Take regular breaks to rest and recharge your batteries. This can help prevent fatigue and ensure that you are alert and focused while working. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and prevent heat exhaustion.

7. Stay Alert

Welding requires focus and attention to detail. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings to prevent accidents. Avoid distractions such as cell phones or loud music that can interfere with your concentration.

8. Practice Safe Driving

Traveling on the road requires frequent long trips. It's important to pay close attention to the road and other drives while stopping frequently to maintain a fresh mind. 

9. Work as a Team

As a traveling welder for Concord Tank, it is important to setup the jobsite so that you and your team can work safe and efficiently. 

10. Plan Ahead

As a welder, it is important to plan ahead on your work scope and discuss potential hazards prior to beginning any work. This will reduce the potential for unexpected hazards. 


As a traveling welder with Concord Tank Services, your safety is always be a top priority. By following these 10 tips, you can reduce your risk of injury and stay healthy while you work on various projects. Start your journey as a traveling welder with us and stay safe out there!

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Concord Tank Corporation specializes in tank repairs and terminal maintenance. We help simplify and expedite your projects without sacrificing safety and quality. From initial decommissioning through to the final return to service, our experienced team can take care of your tank project needs. Our services include API 653 tank repairs, in-service leg pinning, terminal maintenance projects, storage tank cleaning, floating roof seal repairs, aluminum IFR installation, and more.