Course Summary

Welding Inspection 3.1


  • The course is suitable for:
  • • Inspection engineers and supervisory staff. The course is ideal for inspectors requiring preparation for the CSWIP examinations - Welding Inspector.
  • • Those with little or no previous welding experience are advised to attend the Certificate in Visual Inspection of Welds course (CSWIP 3.0) to prepare for this course.

  • 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:
  • • CSWIP

    • 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 documents are available at www.cswip.com.

    • ENTRY REQUIREMENT:
    • • 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 available at www.cswip.com
    • • Experience will need to be verified by either your previous/present employer/company.