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“The manufacturer shall appoint at least one Responsible Welding Coordinator”

Tracy – Part of the Tech Inspections Office Team


Our course is delivered by a qualified responsible welding co-ordinator (welding quality control co-ordinator)

This course is for Managers/Supervisors/Experienced fabricators who will then have responsibility for welders or a team of welders.

ISO 14731 states that welding coordination is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer and the manufacturer shall appoint at least one Responsible Welding Coordinator.

Welding co-ordination responsibilities must be allocated to one or more specific job roles defined by the manufacturer. Assessment of fusion welding quality against the requirements of BS EN ISO 3834-part 1 & 2,  and EN 1090-1 & 2 will seek to establish that welding co-ordinators are competent to fulfil their allocated responsibilities. The course is designed to give delegates a good understanding of the correct acceptance/rejection criteria in accordance with BS EN ISO 5817 and the NSSS 6th Edition CE Marked Version, the correct way to inspect a weld, how to ascertain when further NDT may be required and to ensure that the correct Welding Procedures and Welder Qualifications are in place and maintained within the company.

Course 2 days classroom based with 1 day gap analysis at your premises.


  1. Conducting a technical review for the CE project
  2. Review of any sub contractors that may need to used for the CE project (NDT)
  3. Ensuring that welder’s qualifications are up to date and prolonged, and they have got the relevant qualifications for what they are welding.
  4. Ensuring that all welding equipment is in good condition and adequate for the job. That all welding equipment is calibrated or validated as required.
  5. Production planning – making sure that there is proper planning for the CE project e.g. Allocating qualified personnel, sequence of welds etc.
  6. Writing and reviewing welding procedure specifications. (WPS)
  7. Writing work instructions for workshop staff.
  8. Ensuring that the correct welding consumables are ordered, and are stored as the manufacturer recommends (this can be delegated, but he is still in charge of this).
  9. Storage and handling of parent material, this is ensuring that the material off loaded and stored in the correct place and there is an identification mark for traceability. (This can be delegated but he in charge of this).
  10. Inspection and testing before, during and after welding. This is your responsibility to ensure all welders are checking fit up before welding, any interpass temperature during, and also that the weld is acceptable after.
  11. Filling out non-confomrance reports on any welding related activities, and also identifying how they can be prevented int the future.
  12. Identification – ensuring that weld fabrication registers are filled in or the welders are signing the drawings depending on how you do this.


Day 1

  1. How to conduct a technical review and what subjects would be included in accordance with ISO 3834.
  2. General principles of NDT.
  3. An overview of welder approvals, in accordance with ISO 9606. This would include a general understanding of the standard.
  4. Production planning. (Everything that needs to be included in production planning)
  5. An overview of welding processes (i.e MIG and MAG)
  6. How to select the right consumables, and keeping the traceability of consumables.
  7. Calibration and validation (what is the difference)

Day 2

  1. How to write WPS’s from approved WPQR” s in accordance with ISO 15609.
  2. An overview of ISO 15614.
  3. What is required of you, for inspection, before, during and after welding.
  4. How to fill in, and log non-conformances, and also how to look for patterns in non-conformances, to stop them from happening again.
  5. How to work out heat inputs, and how to work out the CEV values, in accordance with EN 1011.
  6. General review and of what the duties of a welding co-ordinator are

Client Testimonials

We are proud to use Tech Inspections Ltd & welding services, for their professionalism and expertize in the training of our engineers to the standard of coded welding, and obtaining the necessary certificates.

Ray Duncan
Rating: 5

Tech Inspections have always shown professionalism and vast experience in the role as our Responsible Welding Co-ordinator. They have assisted with audits and given us appropriate guidance where required, whilst offering practical  hands-on training and advice whenever needed.

We have worked withTech inspections for a few years now. Dominic is always extremely helpful ans responsive, particularly so with our CE approval process not to mention welder training and all the accompanying paperwork. We would highly recommend Tech Inspections to other fabrication companies looking for assistance in these areas

Brent Richards
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