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Risk assessment

Workplaces, processes and products are different.  To help you decide what - if any - protective clothing to provide you need to assess the risks from any work with molten metal.

First you should ensure that all the other necessary controls are in place, consider how effective they are in preventing injury from molten metal and then you can decide what further protection is needed.

The following list of controls is not exhaustive but they are the minimum required before protective clothing is considered:

If, after carrying out your risk assessment you decide that you do need to provide protective clothing to reduce the risk of injuries from molten metal it is important that you select the correct clothing.

Further help and information about assessing risks is provided on the HSE Risk web pages.
Updated 2014-02-25