Welding is a process that joins metal pieces together. When welding, it is important to use the correct welding positioner to ensure a perfect weld. There are different types of welding positioners, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. One type is a jig positioner. They are made up of several pieces that fit together to create a frame. This frame can then be used to hold the parts being welded in the correct location while the welding process is taking place.
Industrial jig welding positioners are devices used to hold the weldment in a certain position while the welder completes the weld. They can be operated by hand, or with a motor. Positioners have a variety of uses, most commonly for welding thin metal sheets together. They are susceptible to injury from contact with the weldment, from moving parts, and from sparks and flames. Common injuries caused by positioners include burns, muscle strain, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Injuries may also occur when the positioner slips or falls, or when it is struck by an object. To avoid injury, be sure to use safety precautions when using a positioner, including wearing appropriate clothing and gloves. And keep your work area clear of obstacles that could cause injury.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a jig welding positioner, please contact an attorney. Welding positioners can cause serious injuries if used incorrectly.