A group of plastic welders from a major international industrial maintenance company
have become the latest engineers to benefit from TWI training.
Four employees of Boccard UK Ltd received training in a variety of joining methods
from TWI’s senior plastics welding trainer Andy Knight. The two-day course, which
took place at Boccard’s Cardiff premises, was delivered through a mixture of theoretical
and practical sessions.
The main areas of expertise covered by the training were the different techniques
available for joining polyethylene pipes: butt fusion, electrofusion and socket
This practical training was bolstered by additional teaching covering a broad range
of related topics, such as relevant standards; health and safety; weld quality;
visual inspection, destructive and non-destructive testing of welded systems; and
processing of plastics.
Upon completing an end-of-course exam, three of the candidates were awarded with
CSWIP Level II certificates, while the other gained CSWIP Level I certification
matching the requirements of BS EN 13067. The four pipe welders’ certification will
be valid for four years, after which they will need to requalify.
TWI worked closely with Boccard UK Ltd to identify the areas of training that would
most benefit the company’s engineers, planning a schedule and structuring course
content around their needs.
Boccard UK Ltd, provides industrial installation management services including maintenance
and inspection, so the increased proficiency provided to their staff through the
training should directly impact the service they are able to deliver to their customers.
TWI’s training arm, TWI Training and Examinations, works with hundreds of companies
around the world to provide training programmes tailored to their clients’ individual
needs. Training is supported by CSWIP certification and delivered by experienced
experts either on-site or at one of TWI’s network of training offices around the
If you are interested in plastics welder training, contact TWI’s Scott Andrews at
email@example.com or call him
on +44(0)1223 899000.
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