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Metal Fabrication Safety Tips
Metal Fabrication Safety Tips
April 23, 2019

Like any other manufacturing process, custom sheet metal fabrication involves the use of highly specialized equipment that can cause injuries if handled incorrectly. Here are some safety tips that metal fabrication shops should adhere to in order to guarantee the safety of the workers.


Proper Safety Garments

Any occupation in the manufacturing industry requires the use of proper equipment in order to ensure the safety of the workers. Since metal fabrication shops are working with dangerous equipment such as lasers, plasma cutters, welding arcs, and shears, it’s imperative that workers are properly equipped with appropriate protective gear. For example, welding hoods provide ample protection against radiation produced from welding tools. Hearing protection is also mandatory since metal fabrication shops are extremely loud due to the numerous machines that are working simultaneously. Lastly, specialized garments are worn in order to protect workers from burns and sparks.


Trained Workers

Custom sheet metal fabrication is not an occupation that anyone can do. It requires intensive training from accredited programs to ensure that workers are properly educated before they are hired. Workers should possess a complete understanding of all types of machinery. This means that they should know how to operate, maintain, and spot any malfunctions. Furthermore, trained workers should understand proper safety protocols and how to deal with emergency situations.


Equipment Maintenance

Maintenance is crucial when dealing with equipment that is designed to cut through metal. Equipment such as shears and grinders should be checked regularly for any signs of rust or wear and tear. Equipment should be inspected frequently since workers are operating them on a daily basis.


At Demtra, we specialize in custom sheet metal fabrication, repairs, welding, and modifications. Our facility houses cutting edge equipment and highly trained professionals with years of experience. For more details, visit our website and contact us today.

Safety always comes first.
Posted by: Brandon | April 23, 2019, 3:34 pm
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To Our Valued Customers and Friends,

We have missed all of you! Regulations have since lifted in our category, and we feel that we can safely return to work and re-open Demtra Sheet Metal Industries to resume business starting Monday, June 1st, 2020.

To continue our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will start with a shortened work week and will not be following an open door policy during this time. No walk-ins. Appointments only.

We are also currently prioritizing emergency projects. All other projects will be scheduled once the emergency order is lifted.

We are only offering back-door pick-ups only. Please call in advance and ring the bell upon arrival.

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Please stay safe and well. We look forward to seeing and hearing from all of you soon!