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Molten metal protective clothing selection examples

Example 1 – Casting iron in moulds on the floor using a ladle on an overhead crane runway

Step 1 – What are the risks from molten metal?

Step 2 – Which garments are required?

If you assume that the overhead crane and runway are suitably maintained the major foreseeable risk is to the lower body.  You should therefore be providing protective trousers (see the Garment guide).

Step 3 – What metal is used?

Step 4 – What labelling should you look for on the protective clothing?

Protective label

Example 2 - Furnace men engaged in manual charging of electric induction furnace melting aluminium in scrap, bale and ingot form. Scrap stored in an open yard

Step 1 - What are the risks from molten metal?

Step 2 - What garments are required?

In choosing the garments, the worst foreseeable risk should be considered, ie. whole body risk (see Step 1, second bullet point). The choice would be a jacket and trousers to cope with a Level 3 incident.

Step 3 - What metal is used?

Step 4 - What labelling should you look for on the protective clothing?

Updated 2014-02-12