Waterjet Cutting: Industrial Safety Innovation


Appropriate PPE is mandatory when operating NuWave waterjet cutters.
Safety is top priority at NuWave Industries Ltd.

Often when we talk about innovation, there is a driving force of "bottom-line" or the ROI that innovation can deliver. Efficiency to improve measurable KPI's for a business.


Waterjet cutting offers a unique breakpoint between innovation in efficiency while providing innovative safety practices on-site. With waterjet cutting, cutting work is completed in a faster, more efficient way with less risk to a business' employees and equipment.


Is waterjet cutting safe?

Hydrocutting mitigates some of the traditional risks that are associated with welding cuts and forming practices. There are no hot-permits required when utilizing ultra-high pressured waterjets and the technology is able to mitigate the need for confined space work. However, that doesn't mean that there aren't safety considerations to be aware of when working with waterjet cutters.


NuWave's team of specialists are highly experienced with our waterjet cutting technology and we prioritize employee certification management, ensuring that all of our team is appropriately certified for work on all sites.


What kind of risks are associated with waterjet cutting at an industrial scale?

Ears

The high-pressured water and the waterjet machine itself, both produce a high decibel of noise. It is NuWave protocol that protective ear PPE be worn by all operators of our machines.


Eyes

Respecting Eye Protection standards is non-negotiable for our staff. Although there is no risk of sparks and remote operation provides a safe working space from the actual cut, we choose to implement best standards at all times.


Fingers

As is best practice, NuWave waterjet technicians are required to wear gloves for PPE. Although our remote high-pressure waterjet cutters are operated at a safe distance, our staff respects all PPE practices put forward by the regional governing safety authority.


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