Soldering Risk Assessment

A comprehensive risk assessment for soft soldering, silver soldering, and brazing.

  • Recognised by local & UK authorities
  • Recognised by principal contractors
  • Suitable for CDM sites
  • Approved by health & safety managers

If you want others to have confidence in your company, download and buy the right documents. For any equipment you might use, you must complete a risk assessment to comply with UK health and safety regulations.

As with all our documents, our HSE soldering risk assessments come in Word™ format and are available for instant download and use, and you only need to buy them once. As an HSE Docs customer, you’ll also be eligible for lifetime access and free updates to your document to comply with UK law & legislation.

What Does Our Soldering Risk Assessment Include?

Our soldering risk assessment covers:

  • Equipment 
  • Chemicals
  • Electrical safety
  • Injury from high temperatures

Injury through high temperatures is one of the most common risks. The person operating the soldering iron and others in the vicinity may suffer burn injuries if control measures aren’t put into place:

  • Only trained personnel carry out the soldering process
  • A suitable soldering iron stand with a sprung holster and sponge to be used
  • Items to be soldered are to be held with clamps if closer than 65mm from the hands
  • Ensure the iron is switched off when not in use

Soldering Risk Assessment FAQs

How Often Should You Complete a Soldering Risk Assessment?

Review & update your risk assessment for soldering at least once per year. We’d recommend completing a new soldering-specific risk assessment as soon as you get a new piece of equipment, or the items or location of your soldering changes.

What Are the Hazards Of Soldering?

The main risks associated with soldering are dust and fumes, which could cause illness if inhaled. Other risks include hot & heavy tools, manual handling, as well as slips, trips, and falls (check out our free manual handling and slips & falls online course on our website).



  • Available in Word™
  • Fully customisable
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  • UK & EU Compliant

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