As a welder, you may need to take your child to your place of work, for various reasons: (nursery or school strike, sick nurse, unavailable grandparents …). Or, you want him to discover the place where you spend your days. This is indeed an approach that has several advantages, but that requires a certain number of prerequisites.
Why bring your child to work?
Bringing your child at work is an incredible experience. At first, you can finally stop telling yourself that a minute in the office is a minute away from your child. How satisfactory it can be to get out of a folder or from the bottom of a car, and see your baby coloring on the corner of your office.
Then you may well have extra help, taking advantage of your child’s presence to photocopy, staple, bring material, and do some shopping. If these modest tasks are of limited support, he will be proud to have worked with you.
Also, your child will have the opportunity to see your workplace, as he may not understand what your job is about, and why you come back stained soot. Now, he can finally have a look on this mysterious little place he had never really seen. He will understand what you are doing because he will see you at work. He will figure out how exciting and thrilling it is to weld; he will be impressed by the play of lights… all this, in a new environment to discover. Also, meeting new people such as your employees will delight him, especially if he is very comfortable in society.
What are the safety measures to take while bringing your child to your work?
Taking your child to your welding workplace can be a rewarding experience for both of you. However, you should not forget that a welding workshop is both enriched and dangerous. The presence of potentially hazardous machines, gases, instruments, and tools is a significant factor in accidents, so think about safety measures that will save you and your child.
Wear a welding helmet, and have it worn by your child
Radiation from a welding arc can cause damage to the eyes. Your eyes and those of your child may also be damaged by splashes of molten slag or other debris when performing welding or cured slag particles during sanding and stitching operations.
It is therefore essential to give protection to your eyes against the effects of the electric arc. You must, therefore, wear a helmet equipped with a filter adapted to the work to be performed, especially during the operations of sanding welds and stitching the slag.
Buying welding helmets will be one of the most important investments for your safety when you decide to bring your child to work. That’s
why it’s imperative to choose the right one. There are several welding helmets, such as the Miller Digitale Elite for beginners, Lincoln Viking 3350, equipped with a standalone ventilation device and the AH 6-260-0000 Antra that are very suitable for small budgets. You can choose to decide from these welding helmets the one that suits best to your child.