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Weld Australia launches free online welder safety training courses

 Weld Australia is excited to announce the launch of two free online welder safety training courses – one for welders, and the second for welding engineers and supervisors.


According to Geoff Crittenden (CEO, Weld Australia), “Welding is a potentially dangerous process, with many hazards and risks to people’s health. These risks are compounded by the fact that welding is undertaken across a wide range of locations and situations, from workshops and field work, through to confined spaces, underground mine sites, and more.”


“Hazards in each of these situations will be different, and require different controls to keep welders and others in close proximity safe. It is critical to manage these risks and hazards so that people working in the welding industry are kept safe and return home at the end of each day without injury.”


“To this end, Weld Australia is pleased to announce the launch of two free online welder safety training courses. Our objective with these courses is to improve safety awareness, knowledge and outcomes right throughout Australia’s welding industry,” said Crittenden.


The courses cover a broad range of subject material across welding processes. They provide details of hazards that may be encountered and how to manage them in the workplace. The hierarchy of controls is discussed, with a particular focus on engineering controls and the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE).


The courses also reinforce procedures that should be used, such as correct set up and use of equipment and the correct handling of gas cylinders and welding machines. Assessment and certification for course participants is also available.


“The courses can be used by companies to enhance their staff induction program to ensure all employees start with a solid foundation in safety practices. Or, the courses can be used as part of ongoing training to keep employees up-to-date with the latest safety techniques. Regular refreshers help maintain safety awareness, reducing risk of accidents, leading to lower workers’ compensation claims and insurance costs,” said Crittenden.


“For welders, undertaking these courses gives you essential knowledge on how to protect yourself from hazards like burns and harmful fumes. Learning about PPE and emergency procedures can be life-saving. By educating yourself, you can contribute to a culture of safety within the welding community. Sharing knowledge with peers, and practicing safe welding can influence others to prioritise safety, reducing welding-related accidents.”


“If you’re a hobbyist welder (or know someone who is), safety education is just as important. Our free courses can provide you with the knowledge to safely enjoy welding at home, protecting yourself, your family, and your property,” said Crittenden.



The courses can be accessed via:


To start the courses, all you need is an account for Weld Australia’s online training platform. If you don’t already have an account, you can quickly and easily create one via the link in the top right-hand corner of the platform’s homepage.



Tuesday 9 April | 11am – 12 noon (AEST) | Online via Zoom

Learn more about the courses, including how and why they were developed, the content they cover, and how and why you can use the free courses in your business or career. Register online now.


About us:


Weld Australia represents the welding profession in Australia. Its members are made up of individual welding professionals and companies of all sizes. Weld Australia members are involved almost every facet of Australian industry and make a significant contribution to the nation’s economy. The primary goal of Weld Australia is to ensure that the Australian welding industry remains locally and globally competitive, both now and into the future. Weld Australia is the Australian representative member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW). For more information or to join Weld Australia, please visit:

Contact details:

Sally Wood on or 0434 442 687.


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