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Course Content:

The duties and responsibilities of a welding inspector; fusion welding processes; typical weld defects; types of steel; carbon-manganese, low alloy and stainless steels; hardening of steels; weldability; heat treatment; parent metal defects; visual inspection; testing parent metals and welds; destructive tests; NDT techniques; welder and procedure approval; codes and standards; outline of safe working practices; practice in examination questions; continuous and end-of-course assessment. In addition, candidates meeting the CSWIP requirements for eligibility complete the relevant CSWIP examination on day 5.

Certification/Awarding Body:

Course Objectives:

• To understand factors which influence the quality of fusion welds in steels
• To recognise characteristics of commonly used welding processes in relation to quality control
• To interpret drawing instructions and symbols to ensure that specifications are met
• To set up and report on inspection of welds, macrosections and other mechanical tests
• To assess and report on welds to acceptance levels
• To confirm that incoming material meets stipulated requirements and recognise the effects on weld quality of departure from specification
• To be in a position to pass the Welding Inspector - Level 2 examinations

Additional Information:

CSWIP Welding Inspector examination - All candidates must attend a CSWIP approved course of training prior to examination. Enrolment on this course does not constitute reservation of an examination. All courses may be followed by a CSWIP Welding Inspector examination for candidates with appropriate experience as specified in CSWIP document WI-6-92. All CSWIP


• Welding Inspector for a minimum of 3 years with experience related to the duties and responsibilities listed in Clause 1.2.2 of CSWIP document WI-6-92, under qualified supervision, independently verified OR
• Certified Visual Welding Inspector (Level 1) for a minimum of 2 years with job responsibilities in the areas listed in 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 of CSWIP document WI-6-92 OR
• Welding Instructor or Welding Foreman/Supervisor for a minimum of 5 years
In addition to all the above, candidates must comply with Clause 1.3.4 of document WI-6-92
Experience will need to be verified by either your previous/present employer/company.


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