Avoid starting fires by carefully inspecting your work area before starting to weld. Remove any combustible material away or protect it properly. Where welding is being done on a floor, deck, wall, bulkhead or other partition, make sure there is no fire hazard on the opposite side. Post a fire guard there if necessary.
Do not weld in or near areas where there may be flammable materials or explosive gasses or vapors without authorization from your supervisor.