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.
To understand factors which influence the quality of fusion welds in steels
To recognize 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, macro sections and other mechanical tests
To assess and report on welds to acceptance levels
To confirm that incoming material meets stipulated requirements and recognize the effects on weld quality of departure from specification
To be in a position to pass the Welding Inspector - Level 2 examinations
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.