Choosing a Welding Helmet

While the quality of work is important when welding, your safety should always come first and should never be compromised. And when you talk about safety in welding, you simply cannot not talk about this essential piece of safety gear – the welding helmet.

Welding helmets are generally designed to protect or shield the welder’s face from metal particles, and the welder’s eyes from U.V. and infra-red light exposure, which can lead to a condition known as the “welder’s eye”. However, simply wearing one without checking and ensuring that the helmet meets quality standards and is suitable for your specific need and requirements can endanger you instead of protect you. This is why it’s very important to know about the basic things that you’ll need to consider before getting and using one. Note, too, that it’s not just your safety but also your comfort that should be taken into consideration when you look for a welding helmet for your purpose.