Torch Soldering Certification

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Torch Soldering Certification
Version 0.1.0
Approval Date 2020-11-03
Document/Printout Torch Soldering Certification
Required For Tools/Shops

Training Check-Off List:

Studio Anatomy

All tools and their appropriate uses can be properly identified.

  • Acetylene Air Torch
  • Butane Torches
  • Electric lighter and Flint Lighter
  • Soldering Surfaces (solderite, pumice, charcoal, etc.)
  • Air Vent
  • Pickle Pot Station & tools
  • Soldering Hand Tools & Solder Types


  • Safety precautions are followed - safety glasses, hair tied back, sweatshirt ties and other loose clothing is secured and out of the way, close toed shoes, etc.
  • Acetylene tank has been turned on with appropriate pressure
  • Ensure quenching dish is full
  • Electric Lighter is turned ON
  • Air Vent is ON and positioned appropriately
  • Pickle Pot is plugged in and turned to HIGH
  • Ensure neutralizing solutions are full


  • Appropriate torch and soldering surfaces are chosen for scope of project
  • Torch is used with correct technique
  • Pieces are quenched after soldering
  • Pickle is used appropriately with COPPER tongs only
  • Pieces are neutralized correctly after pickling


  • Torch is turned OFF and pressure valve closed
  • Electric Igniter is turned OFF
  • Pickle Pot is turned OFF and UNPLUGGED
  • All work areas are tidied and tools put away
  • Air Vent is turned OFF
  • Flux jar is fully closed and sealed
  • All hand tools are cleaned of flux and debris
  • Solder is stowed in appropriate tin and put away
  • All projects are removed from the pickle pot
  • Slate work table is cleaned with a wet rag
  • If necessary, quenching and neutralizing dishes are re-filled

Lockout/Tagout Procedure

Student imparts: Tool unplugged and plug wrapped in safe/visible location, tag filled out and

posted, front desk notified (if on site) and shop lead emailed immediately.