Welding poses unique challenges to setting up and dividing workspaces. It is often helpful to have modular workstations, but setting up traditional walls quickly becomes costly, and hinge doors make moving equipment a real hassle. Strip doors are a quick, inexpensive, and effective replacement that addresses the numerous safety and convenience issues posed by such a job.
The risk from fatal injuries alone in welding, cutting, and brazing is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. Minor and serious injuries are far higher.
Arc welding produces near-UV and UV rays that can cause “flash burn” or “welder’s burn” which is a damaging of the eye’s cornea that causes blurred vision and a burning pain. Although symptoms typically subside after a week, repeated exposure to high concentrations of UV energy can cause permanent eye damage and vision loss.
Strip doors limit the near-UV and UV rays created by arc welding, providing a convenient way to separate welding and non-welding work areas to keep workers safe.
Although AKON’s welding curtains meet or exceed industry standards, goggles must still be worn to view welding for protection, even through curtains.
It’s not just eyes that are at risk, but ears. Welding can produce as much as 98db—enough to permanently damage the unprotected ear in fifteen minutes. Limiting the risk to workers by providing a sound barrier helps to meet legal requirements for noise dampening and reduces the chance of workers suffering from temporary or permanent hearing loss.
AKON’s strip doors are lightweight, flexible, affordable, and available in both Aztec red and Amber. But they’re also tough—able to handle temperatures up to 150F while still providing effective near-UV, UV, and noise reduction.
If you’re looking for visibility, safety, convenience, and hardware that can work in a dynamic workplace, strip doors are an excellent solution.
The entrances to welding areas aren’t just for people but also equipment, which is oftentimes heavy and cumbersome. Strip doors are an excellent solution as they require no hands to be opened and closed and can work around bulky hardware much easier than hinge doors.
Additionally, the simple and relatively lightweight design of strip doors means they can be adapted to a number of different setups and changed over time to accommodate a growing operation.
The semi-translucent barrier allows you to see through the other side, so you don’t unexpectedly enter dangerous situations, and can monitor welding operations from outside the partition space.