As soldering poses a few different dangers, we have prepared this safety checklist to ensure operator awareness of the hazards and good practices when working. To stay as safe as possible, read on!
Safety before working
- Workbench: Keep your bench clean and tidy.
- Workplace: Work in a well-ventilated area and use a fume extractor.
- Clothing: Always wear safety glasses and heat resistant gloves.
- Equipment: Keep your equipment away from flammable products.
Safety when working
- Before using the tool, check the cartridge is correctly inserted.
- Check that metal parts of the tool/stand are clean to ensure a proper connection between the tool and the stand.
- Always return the tool to the stand when not in use.
- Handle the equipment with care.
- Do not leave the appliance unattended when it is on.
- Do not handle the tips. This can cause burns. Use the cartridge extractor to change the tip.
Safety after working – Maintenance
- It’s a good safety practice to unplug your soldering iron during long periods of inactivity.
- Maintain tip surface clean and tinned prior to storage to avoid tip oxidation.
- Alcohol can only be used to clean the metal parts.
- Periodically check all cables, tubes and cleaning accessories. Replace them when necessary.
What other safety tips would you recommend?
You can download our safety checklist. Simply click on the image below. The poster is available in PDF format.