Rapid Welding Announce Wessex Heartbeat as their Charity of the Year

by Rapid Welding 21. February 2020 17:36

Rapid Welding Announce Wessex Heartbeat as their Charity of the Year

Wessex Heartbeat has been chosen by Rapid Welding as its charity of the year. The charity provides support and care to patients being treated at the Wessex Cardiac Centre in Southampton.

Speaking of the charity choice, Marianne Edwards, Business Manager at Rapid said, "Cardiac care is of great importance to some of the Rapid Welding team and their families. This year we wanted to support a cardiac charity local to our business, therefore Wessex Heartbeat felt like the right choice."

We are encouraging the Rapid team to become involved in raising as much money as they can and we already have some ideas planned for this year to do just that!

This year our challenge will see 20 members of the team try to raise £20 for the charity - it will be interesting to see what ideas for fundraising they come up with!

Other fundraising plans include a raffle at Rapid's 30th birthday celebration BBQ in June, in addition to Marianne taking on the 'Action Challenge Isle of Wight Ultra' in May - a 106k ultra marathon.

You can find more information on Wessex Heartbeat and the fantastic work they do on their website here.

We look forward to the challenges that fundraising will bring to the team and updating you on our progress throughout the year.

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Rapid Welding Introduce Multi-Currency Payments

by Rapid Welding 21. February 2020 17:15

 


Multi-currency payments have now been introduced on the Rapid Welding website.

With an ever-growing global customer base and over 35,000 products stocked online, we want to provide our customers with greater clarity on price and the facility to pay in their preferred currency.

This was an important move for Rapid now that the United Kingdom has entered post-Brexit status, and we hope this feature will enhance our customers' shopping experience with us. 

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Cepro - International Market Leaders in Welding Safety

by Rapid Welding 19. February 2020 11:35

When welding outdoors, suitable protection is needed to safeguard welders and those in proximity, not only from the welding process itself but also from weather conditions such as rain, wind and sun - for our UK customers, if you can remember what the sun feels like, bonus points for you!

Outdoor working conditions are noticeably improved if a welding tent or umbrella are used, which can contribute to a reduction in sick leave and an increase in welder comfort, safety and performance.

 Rapid can supply a large range of Cepro welding shelters and umbrellas.

Welding Umbrellas

Flame retardant with water repellent canvases. Carrying bag included.

Heavy Duty Welding Tents

Available in a variety of widths ranging from 190 cm to 300 cm.

 

 Cube Shelter 

Width: 190 cm / Depth 200 cm / Height 200 cm / Ridge Height 220cm


As well as welding shelters and umbrellas from Cepro, Rapid also supply a wide range of welding curtains, plates and strips, welding blankets, screens, insulation products, grinding and welding booths.

Find out more: Rapid Welding - Cepro Shop

 

 

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Job Vacancy - Welding Service Engineer

by Rapid Welding 30. January 2020 17:59

 

Welding Service Engineer at

 

Rapid Welding & Industrial Supplies Ltd 

 

Location:                     Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire 

Job Type:                    Welding Service Engineer 

Working Hours:         43.5 Hours per Week, Monday to Thursday 0800 to 1730 and Friday 0800 to 1600 - 30 minutes lunch 

Salary:                         Initially £20000.00 to £22000.00 depending on experience 

Holiday:                      20 paid days per year + bank holidays (Some leave mandatory to cover period business is closed between Christmas & New Year) 

Additional:                 Company clothing and PPE supplied. 

JOB OVERVIEW 

Welding Service Engineer is required for our busy, expanding, welding machine supply company, Rapid Welding & Industrial Supplies Limited.  Based at our busy workshop at Hedge End, the focus will be: 

  •          Servicing and repairing of welding and welding related equipment. 
  •          Visiting customers sites to carry out servicing/validation/repairs.  
  •          As part of a small team there is a general level of additional support required for your colleagues. 
  •          On the job and manufacture training will be provided. 

IDEAL CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS 

  •          Experienced in electronics / industrial controls. We can teach the electrical requirements for welding machines, so experience working with welding plant, whilst desirable, is not essential. 
  •          Minimum C grade in GCSE Maths & Science 
  •          Qualifications in an electrical or mechanical discipline would be beneficial. 
  •          IT literate. 
  •          Calm under pressure. 
  •          Excellent communicator across all colleague levels. 
  •          The role will be fast-paced and challenging therefore you must have an adaptable and flexible attitude and approach, be prepared to work alongside your team and be driven to achieve a high level of service. 
  •          Driving licence required  

HOW TO APPLY 

To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to vacancies@rapidwelding.com

 

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Kemppi's Gamma Range - TOP LEVEL PROTECTION FOR WELDERS AND FABRICATORS

by Rapid Welding 16. January 2020 07:22

TOP LEVEL PERSONAL PROTECTION FOR ALL KINDS OF WELDERS AND FABRICATORS

Kemppi's Gamma range is built to provide the highest possible standard of EU classification in terms of respiratory TH3 performances (filters 99.8% of airbourne fumes and particles), and is constructed from a user’s perspective to ensure top specification meets optimum comfort.

Designed for all types of welding procedures, the Gamma GTH3 ready to weld package includes the GAMMA GTH3 welding helmet with auto darkening XA 47 welding filter and a shade range of 5, 8, 9-15, and the PFU 210e powered air purifying respirator system: 

Everything you need for the ultimate protection. 

Designed with the welder in mind, the Gamma GTH3 models includes optimum visions through the lenses thanks to state-of-the-art features such as Axis regulation and the GapView function. In low light working conditions, the XFA line optimises 70 lumen LED lights to provide the best of welder safety and maximum comfort.

Features include:

  •  Able to filter more than 99.8% of airborne particles
  • Helmet pressure design makes breathing easy and effortless
  • Clarity of visions improved thanks to LiFE+ Colour ADF Technology
  •  ADF adjustment made easy, even with the helmet still on
  • XFA models exclusive with integrated LED work lights
  • Designed for all welding procedures

 

Visit Rapid Welding online for more information about this excellent product range from Kemppi

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Job Vacancy - Trainee Welding Service Engineer

by Rapid Welding 9. January 2020 12:13

 

Trainee Welding Service Engineer

 

Location

Hedge End

Job type

Trainee Welding Service Engineer

Working hours

43.5 Hours per Week, Monday to Thursday 0800 to 1730 and Friday 0800 to 1600.

30 minutes lunch

Salary

Minimum wage

Holiday

20 paid days per year + bank holidays (Some leave mandatory to cover period business is closed

 between Christmas and New Year)


Job Overview

Trainee Welding Service Engineer is required for our busy, expanding, welding machine supply company, Rapid
Welding & Industrial Supplies Limited.

Based at their busy workshop at Hedge End, the focus will be:
 

·        Servicing and basic repairing of welding and welding related machinery. 

·        General housekeeping of service department. 

·        As part of a small team there is a general level of additional support required for your colleagues. 

·        On the job and manufacture training will be provided. 


Ideal candidate requirements
 

 

·        Experienced or interest in electronics. Would potentially suit a college leaver. We can teach the electrical requirements for welding machines, so experience working with welding plant, whilst desirable, is not essential. 

·        Qualifications in an electrical or mechanical discipline would be beneficial. 

·        IT literate. 

·        Calm under pressure. 

·        Excellent communicator across all colleague levels. 

·        The role will be fast-paced and challenging therefore you must have an adaptable and flexible attitude and approach, be prepared to work alongside your team and be driven to achieve a high level of service. 

·        Driving licence preferred*


Company clothing and PPE supplied.
 

*Depending on age, you may be able to use company vehicles.

 

To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to vacancies@rapidwelding.com

 

 

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Job Vacancy - Stores & Logistics Manager

by Rapid Welding 9. January 2020 08:00

 

 

Stores & Logistics Manager  

 

Location                       Portchester 

Contract                       Full time with six month probationary period  

Job type                       Warehouse/Logistics/ distribution 

Salary                          £25000.00 - £28000.00, subject to experience

 

Rapid Welding is expanding and we now have a vacancy for a Stores & Logistics Manager at our Portchester branch.   As a professional Company with 30 years experience, we are constantly evolving and expanding and are looking for new staff to support our worldwide distribution through our ground breaking and award winning website.  

Job description 

 

·        Stores & Logistics Manager required for our busy stores, warehouse and despatch area, reporting directly to the Operations Director, ensuring goods are delivered in the most effective and efficient manner and to exceed our customers expectations. 

·        Based in our Portchester head office, the focus will be ensuring our stock is accurate, in the correct location and our customers orders can be filled accurately and quickly and this role will also require over-seeing accurate stock receiving, picking and despatching in accordance with pre-set instructions and standards. 

·        Goods returns and stock rotation. 

·        Ensuring all items despatched are correctly packaged to arrive securely and without damage. 

·        Communicating with, reviewing and revising despatch couriers. 

·        This role includes managing and motivating other stores personnel and drivers, calls for encouraging a positive and encouraging environment and ensuring team members comply with all regulatory requirements, e.g. Health & Safety, security and product safety. 

·        The role includes serving members of the public, trade customers and working with our suppliers.  

·        Striving to continually improve quality of service. 

·        Clothing and safety boots supplied. 

·        Please note: this is a physically demanding role. 

Hours 

·        Monday to Thursday 7.00am – 5.00pm, Friday, 7.00am to 4.00pm, 46.5 hours per week.  30 minutes paid lunch 

What we're looking for……… 

Essential 

·        Experience in managing & motivating team members 

·        Working knowledge of warehouse processes and flows essential 

·        Calm under pressure 

·        IT Literate 

·        Full driving licence 

·        Excellent communicator across all colleague levels. 

·        Ideally have an engineering/welding background. 

·        The role will be fast-paced and challenging therefore you must have an adaptable and flexible attitude and approach, be prepared to work alongside your team and be driven to achieve a high level of service and cleanliness. 

Preferable 

·        ISO experience 

·        Forklift licence 

·        International shipping knowledge

 

To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to vacancies1@rapidwelding.com


 

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New Safety Alert from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) - Change in Enforcement for Mild Steel Welding Fume

by Rapid Welding 20. February 2019 07:25

 

Change in Enforcement for Mild Steel Welding Fume

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have released a new Safety Alert announcing a change in enforcement expectations for mild steel welding fumes. This comes following new scientific evidence suggesting exposure to all welding fumes, including mild steel welding fumes, can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans.

The Alert states that all businesses undertaking welding activities should provide effective and correctly used engineering controls to prevent exposure to fumes arising from welding activities. Where engineering controls are not adequate, appropriate Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is required to control the risk from the residual fume.

As a result of this new evidence the following action is required!

  • Make sure exposure to any welding fumes is adequately controlled using engineering controls (typically LEV).
  • Make sure suitable controls are provided for all welding activities, irrelevant of duration. This includes welding outdoors.
  • Where engineering controls alone cannot control exposure, adequate and suitable RPE should be provided to control risk from any residual fume.
  • Make sure all engineering controls are correctly used, suitably maintained and subject to thorough examination and testing where required.
  • Make sure any RPE is subject to an RPE programme. An RPE programme encapsulates all the elements of RPE you need.
  • Ensure your RPE is effective in protecting the wearer.

More information on this Safety Alert can be found on the HSE official notice:

HSE-Changes-Mild-Steel-Welding-Fume 

 

Fume Extraction Solutions

Engineered/ Stationary Extraction Solutions

Engineered solutions or multiple arm systems can extract fumes from a row of welding booths. Combined with fans, control equipment and filters, they are the ultimate solution. Custom-made for workshop requirements, the advantage is that each arm can be independently positioned so it's located close to the source of the welding fumes, while multiple arm systems can be controlled automatically helping reduce energy consumption, resulting in faster recovery of investment costs.

For example, a state-of-the-art Plymovent system will automatically monitor and adjust the air volume required, depending on how many workplaces are being used at any given time. The controls in the system will adjust to the pressure drop in mechanical filters and maintain the air volume performance at each fume extractor. This type of system will also make a contribution to improving the global environment.

For more Information on Plymovent Engineered Solutions, visit: Plymovent Direct 

Mobile Extraction Units

Mobile extraction units are usually on wheels or light and compact enough to carry. They can be moved around the workshop to the source of welding fumes, providing increased flexibility to the user. The air is sucked up through the hood, then down the arm where it gets filtered and released back into the surrounding air.

Different mobile extraction units are available, however the model required will depend on the amount of welding being carried out and the process being used. Our team are here to advise you which system will be most suitable for your needs.

Visit: Mobile Extraction Units

Fume Torches

Torch fume extraction captures welding fumes directly at the point of generation. Fumes are extracted by openings in the nozzle at the top of the torch, which are then carried through the hose into the collector unit. To treat the fumes and for maximum efficiency, the torch should be connected to a high vacuum system which collects and filters the fume, returning clean air back into the workshop.

Visit: Fume Torches  

 

Extraction Tables 

Extraction tables are a combination of welding bench and filtration system, suitable for applications such as welding, grinding and plasma cutting. The tables can be placed anywhere in a workshop including inside a welding booth, thus removing fumes and dust directly from the breathing zone of the welder. 

View: Extraction Tables

 Air Fed Welding Helmets

Also known as a form of RPE (Respiratory protective equipment), Air Fed Welding Helmets are known to provide the best all-round protection for welders and should be used as the front line of defence against harmful fumes. The system is configured to allow the PAPR unit to take in the ambient air, passing it through a filter to remove a sufficient amount of hazardous materials before feeding it into the helmet to ensure the welder has clean air to breathe.

The PAPR unit is connected to the helmet and worn by the welder, either as a belt of a harness. This allows the welder to move to various locations without worrying about moving the system around. 

Safety regulations state that the air flow of a helmet must be checked before every PAPR use. Optrel helmets fitted with the e3000 PAPR system automatically check the air flow at start up, effectively decreasing start up time compared to helmets requiring manual air flow checks.

Important things to consider when buying an air fed helmet:

  • Has the helmet been officially approved by the relevant authorities to meet specific standards?
  • Are replacement cartridges and filters easily available to you, ensuring they can be easily changed when required?
  • Does your Air Fed Helmet fit? – The correct fit is extremely important.
  • Movement - Does the respirator provide enough freedom of movement; how noisy will it be?

View: Air Fed Helmets

 

More information can be found online at the HSE.

If you're not sure what method of fume extraction meets your requirements, don’t hesitate to contact our sales team: sales@rapidwelding.com or on +44 (0)23 92 214 214.

 

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Keeping Our Welders Welding - Why We Offer The Ultimate Welding Service

by Rapid Welding 19. February 2019 07:31

Staying ahead of the game and keeping our customers welding is key to our business.

When Rapid and RentArc joined forces, we knew it was a solid move and one that would enable us to offer a complete service to our customers.

The move has paid off, with RentArc operating from our purpose built Hedge End facility and growing from strength to strength. Whether our customers want short or long term hire, single units or fleets of machines, we can supply and deliver it. Last week we delivered Nine Tig sets and Nine Inverter Welders, all with relevant accessories including leads, torches and regulators!

When asked last year why RentArc was proving so popular, Director Damian Bryant replied, "Our customers return to RentArc because they trust us to supply the correct advice concerning choice of equipment. They trust the equipment is reliable and ready to weld. They trust it will be delivered on time to the correct location. They trust they will be billed fairly."

Quality products, value for money, great deals and friendly, knowledgeable customer service is what you can expect from Rapid Welding and RentArc.  And not only does our rental fleet consist of the very best welding equipment available in the market place, but after every hire our machines are serviced and validated by us before going out again, ensuring they arrive at your site in perfect working order to commence work without delay.

Our promise to you: Rapid and RentArc will keep your welders welding. 

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Come Join Us - We are looking for a Dispatch Warehouse Operative to join our team

by Rapid Welding 28. November 2018 07:31

Dispatch Warehouse Operative

Location: Portsmouth PO6
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £18,525.00 /year

 

WORKING HOURS: 43.5 Hours per Week, Monday to Thursday 0800 to 1700, Friday 0800 to 1600. You must also have the flexibility to work extra hours. 30 minutes paid lunch

SALARY: c£18525 pa including paid lunch.

HOLIDAY: 20 paid days per year + bank holidays (Some leave mandatory to cover period business is closed between Christmas and New Year)

** Candidates MUST have a Full Driving Licence, you will be based at the warehouse and will provide cover for fellow stores people / delivery drivers when required **

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Dispatch Warehouse Operative

Successful candidates will predominately work as a Dispatch Warehouse Operative. You will also provide holiday relief cover for stores colleagues and delivery drivers. You will need to have a Full Driving Licence and the flexibility to go out on deliveries at short notice.

Working as the Dispatch Warehouse Operative you will work within a team to ensure that all goods are put away correctly, and orders are picked, checked, and dispatched correctly.

As a Dispatch Warehouse Operative you will support the smooth running of the warehouse and be responsible for preparing paperwork, to deadlines, to support courier deliveries

You should have excellent time management skills and customer service skills, as you will be required to serve on the trade counter while meeting daily deadlines.

DUTIES

Dispatch Warehouse Operative duties and responsibilities include:

  • The correct receiving and putting away of supplier deliveries.
  • The correct picking, checking and packing of sales orders.
  • Completing any relevant documentation required for national and international deliveries.
  • Working in a timely and efficient manner, complying with customer deadlines.
  • Serving customers on the Trade Counter.
  • Assisting drivers with the loading of vehicles when necessary.
  • Very occasionally covering absence of delivery drivers.
  • IDEAL CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS
  • Good level of computer literacy
  • Full driving licence
  • Anticipate, respond to and seek to exceed the expectations of existing and potential customers
  • Show support for business values and demonstrate a high level of honesty and integrity
  • Respond positively to changing business circumstances and readily adapt behaviour to maintain effective performance
  • Be able to work in a well-structured manner with strong organisational skills
  • Ensure tasks are completed by set timescales, accurately and with an attention to detail
  • Build and maintain good working relationships, able to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • An industrial warehousing background although this is not essential

A current forklift licence would be advantageous but this is not essential.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this job vacancy, please apply via: https://www.indeedjobs.com/rapid-welding--industrial-supplies-ltd-8ebd719/jobs/678601610abc4bdd2a6d

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