Welder Training Services
Welder Approval Certificate
Your welder qualifications will be maintained in our data base and you will be notified of the renewal date as it arises. We will not let you fall out of the qualification umbrella which may result in work being rejected.
Testing can be conducted at your site allowing welders to feel confident in their own surroundings and using familiar equipment. No lengthy delays in production having to send personnel off site. Depending on process limitations up to eight of your welders can be tested in one day optimising production output. Or should you prefer, your welders could attend our Training School, details on application.No hidden costs: All prices quoted include SAFED certification and UKAS Laboratory fees, transportation of test sample, administrative, travelling and or accommodation costs.
Oxy Fuel Gas Hazard Awareness Seminars
Training in the safe use of Oxy/Fuel Gas Equipment is a legal requirement. It is the responsibility of the owner/user of the equipment to make sure that this training is carried out adequately in that persons who are experienced and qualified in the field give the training on a regular basis. We can supply these personnel thereby helping owner/users to discharge their responsibility in this area. The course would be of one day’s duration and would cover the following:
- Outline of Safety Duties
- Characteristics and Hazards of Oxygen and Fuel Gases
- Operation of Gas Flow and Control Equipment
- Operation of Safety Devices
- Lighting up and shutting down Procedure
- Testing of Equipment by the Operator for Leaks to Atmosphere
Oxy Fuel Gas Cutting and Burning Workshop Training
Gas Safety Inspections CP7 To comply with BCGA codes of practice performed by Qualified Gas Equipment Inspectors.
On successful completion of the training course, Certificate of competence will be issued. The training course would take place on owners/users premises, where satisfactory premises for conducting such training safely is available or at some alternate convenient site/our works.
CE Marking for Fabricated Structural Steels – BS EN 1090-1
CE Marking of steelwork is a declaration by you the manufacturer, that your product meets certain public safety requirements. The standard that covers CE Marking of fabricated steelwork is BS EN 1090-1. The deadline for mandatory CE Marking of Fabricated steelwork was 1st July 2014.
How Do I Become Qualified and Approved for CE Marking?
- You need to have a factory production control system (FPC) described in BS EN 1090-1
- Have a responsible welding co-ordinator within your business
- Implement Welding Quality Management System (WQMS) procedures
- Have the system certified by a notified Body. The notified Body will then issue a FPC certificate and welding certificate identifying the execution class that has been achieved
What to check – Factory Production Control and Welding Certificates
- Declared performance – ensure that the steelwork contractor meets or exceeds the execution class requirements for the project
- Base Materials – the steelwork contractor is covered for welding with material strength and subgrades up to and including those declared on the welding certificate. Ensure these are consistent with the requirements of the project
- Date of Next Surveillance – check that the certificate is still current and covers the period of the contract
- Notified Body Number – check on EU’s Nando website to ensure that it is a valid and current number associated with the notified Body named on each certificate
What to check – Declaration of Performance
The scope of the DOP to be issued by the steelwork contractor for each project is set out in article 6 of the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) with a standard form included as Annex 111 covering all aspects of the CPR.
National Structural Steelwork Specification (NSSS)
The NSSS contains weld acceptance criteria and details inspection levels and methods, it can be purchased from the British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd (BCSA).
NSS following BS EN 1090-2 specifies the use of the following methods for weld testing where applicable;
MT – Magnetic Particle Testing (also referred to as MPI)
PT – Penetrant Testing (also referred to as DPI)
UT – Ultrasonic Testing
RT – Radiography Testing (also referred to as X-Ray)
ET – Eddy Current Testing
VT – Visual Testing (also referred to as Visual Inspection)
We have personnel experienced and qualified to PCN and other standards.