Welding and cutting equipment can be dangerous to both the operator and people in or near the
surrounding working area, if the equipment is not correctly operated. Equipment must only be
used under the strict and comprehensive observance of all relevant safety regulations.
Read and understand this instruction manual carefully before the installation and operation of this
• Do not switch the function modes while the machine is operating. Switching of the function modes during
welding can damage the machine. Damage caused in this manner will not be covered under warranty.
• Disconnect the electrode-holder cable from the machine before switching on the machine, to avoid arcing
should the electrode be in contact with the work piece.
Electric shock: It can kill. Touching live electrical parts can cause fatal shocks or severe
burns. The electrode and work circuit is electrically live whenever the output is on. The input
power circuit and internal machine circuits are also live when power is on. In Mig/Mag welding,
the wire, drive rollers, wire feed housing, and all metal parts touching the welding wire are
electrically live. Incorrectly installed or improperly grounded equipment is dangerous.
• Connect the primary input cable according to Australian and New Zealand standards and regulations.
• Avoid all contact with live electrical parts of the welding circuit, electrodes and wires with bare hands.
The operator must wear dry welding gloves while he/she performs the welding task.
• The operator should keep the work piece insulated from himself/herself.
• Keep cords dry, free of oil and grease, and protected from hot metal and sparks.
• Frequently inspect input power cable for wear and tear, replace the cable immediately if damaged,
bare wiring is dangerous and can kill.
• Do not use damaged, under sized, or badly joined cables.
• Do not drape cables over your body.
• We recommend (RCD) safety switch is used with this equipment to detect any leakage of current to earth.
Fumes and gases are dangerous. Smoke and gas generated whilst welding or cutting can
Welding produces fumes and gases. Breathing these fumes and
gases can be hazardous to your health.
• Do not breathe the smoke and gas generated whilst welding or cutting, keep your head out of the fumes
• Keep the working area well ventilated, use fume extraction or ventilation to remove welding fumes and
Welding fumes and gases can displace air and lower the oxygen level causing injury or death. Be sure the
breathing air is safe.
• Do not weld in locations near de-greasing, cleaning, or spraying operations. The heat and rays of the arc
can react with vapours to form highly toxic and irritating gases.
• Materials such as galvanized, lead, or cadmium plated steel, containing elements that can give off toxic
fumes when welded. Do not weld these materials unless the area is very well ventilated, and or wearing
an air supplied respirator.
Arc rays: harmful to people’s eyes and skin. Arc rays from the welding process produce
intense visible and invisible ultraviolet and infrared rays that can burn eyes and skin.
welding gloves whilst the welding operation is performed.
• Measures should be taken to protect people in or near the surrounding working area. Use protective
Machine Operating Safety
Instructions Manual for VIPE R 182 (K019E )