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Two Companies Who Have Worked Together for Almost 50 Years
Two Companies Who Have Worked Together for Almost 50 Years

Allens-Elliotts Relationship

Allens have been a distributor for Elliotts products for many years – since Phillip ran Allen Protective Products and Trent was a little boy.

Phillip Allen believes the companies’ successful business relationship over so many years is due to the values they share. These companies are both family businesses that ensure they have the best people working with them and taking care of their customers, “We stick with Elliotts because like us they are a second generation family business who pick really good people to look after us,” he says.

Welders at Serious Risk from Welding Fumes
Welders at Serious Risk from Welding Fumes

Welders encounter a wide range of atmospheric hazards, such as fluorides, lead, zinc and toxic cleaning compounds. Exposure to zinc oxide often results in Metal Fume Fever. Named for its flu-like symptoms, Metal Fume Fever is an acute allergic reaction many welders experience through their welding career and caused simply by breathing the fumes from welding galvanised metal. Symptoms usually start several hours after exposure but will take a worker 24 to 48 hours to fully recover.

Welding hazards are not limited to inhaled contaminants, metals like chromium compounds are released when welding stainless steel and can cause skin irritations and even accelerate the onset of dermatitis. That’s why it’s so important to ensure proper precautions are being taken.