The first CSWIP Welding Quality Control Co-ordinator course will take place at TWI in Abington, UK, on 23-27 August (4 days training and 1 day examination). The next course has been scheduled for 27 September – 1 October in Middlesbrough. It will be followed by a course in November (venue dependent on student location demand).
The qualification is a natural career progression for experienced inspection personnel who wish to demonstrate their level of competence in the field of Quality Control Management.
The programme covers:
- Inspection test plans (quality plans)
- Review and acceptance of: material certification, mechanical testing reports, welding procedure qualifications, welder qualifications, PWHT reports and procedures, pressure testing reports, NDT reports, as-built drawing, engineering query, non-conformance reports, final certification.
- A current valid CSWIP 3.2 Senior Welding Inspector certification plus three years’ documented experience related to the duties and responsibilities or an international equivalent; or
- A current valid CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector with 10 years’ documented experience related to the duties and responsibilities or an international equivalent; or
- When the above requirements are not met, candidates can be assessed on an individual case-by-case basis for entry. (The candidate must show competence and knowledge of subjects covered as detailed below.)
- Application of the requirements of codes and standards
- Use and application of inspection quality test plans/written schemes of examination
- Knowledge of quality related procedures and associated practices
- Identification of relevant material, components and associated certification
- Awareness of associated manufacturing processes and operations
- Knowledge of heat treatment procedures, recording systems and reports
- Awareness of hydrostatic test methods, safety and best practice and pneumatic testing
- Knowledge of non-destructive testing and destructive mechanical testing
- Health and safety requirements and practices.