I had a word with someone who came in today called Stan
I think he’s a newer member but he has a bit of knowledge when it comes to welding
According to Stan it would be safe (as far as the wooden walls are concerned)
you might get sparks when grinding, but if your getting them while welding then your basically doing it wrong
- We’d need to replace the sheet on the metal lathe with a fireproof one (welding curtain)
- Around 2 welding curtains would work in the metal working area since the walls act as the other points of cover
- Ideally we’d need to weld on a metal covered table since the work gets hot (so covering one of the tables with a metal sheet would be needed)
- There would need to be ventilation out of the wood panel next to the windows (opening the door in that area would blow the gas away so wouldn’t be ideal)
- Fire extinguisher would be needed
- users would need they’re own ppe
- I’m guessing risk assessments
- board approval etc
More than likely the 3 phase one can’t be converted to single phase
usually it’s a case of switching between American or UK voltages, but for 3 phase they usually need 3 phase.
That would leave the red welder and the blue stick welder that could be used.
Originally I was worried about the fireproofing of the walls but from what I can gather that’s not really a problem.