Recognising the need to ensure that engineers involved in asset integrity management
are suitably qualified to deliver optimised plant inspection and assessment, TWI
recently designed and developed an internationally recognised CSWIP plant inspector certification scheme at three competency
levels (Level 1, 2 and 3).
Angus Maclean, who currently works for BP as the Integrity Management Team Leader
for the Brazil region operations, was thrilled to be the first ever student to gain
the new CSWIP certification. Angus is pictured here with David Mitchell, BP Brazil
Vice President of Safety and Operational Risk, being presented with the certificate
in the BP Brazil offices in Rio de Janeiro.
Angus said: “TWI is an organisation that has supported my development for 30 years
plus and is a unique organization that continues to dedicate itself to excellence.
I am very proud to be the first to receive the level 3 plant inspection certification.
I have been a great believer of competency through experience, training and most
importantly examination throughout my career. I would hope that my journey with
TWI will be of help to others who wish to pursue a career in this field.
Competence in plant inspection plays a key part in ensuring that plant integrity
is maintained throughout the life of an asset, more importantly competency through
examination provides assurance that plant inspectors are suitably qualified and
have the essential skills to carry out good quality plant inspection. The level
3 qualification delivers competency through experience, training and examination
over a suitable period of time. I believe this qualification gives individuals an
opportunity to demonstrate that they have the required experience, skills, knowledge
and competence to deliver plant inspection to the high standard required to ensure
continued plant safety and integrity”
As well as ensuring inspectors and engineers responsible for assessing plant integrity
are trained to have the essential tools and skills necessary to carry out the job
safely and accurately, the scheme also recognises, through formal certification,
a plant inspectors competence and therefore facilitates career development.
The plant inspection personnel scheme is offered in a modular format, giving prospective
students the opportunity to follow a clearly defined, structured career path.
These courses are aimed at:
The scheme is designed to suit:
For more information about the plant inspection scheme please contact
Keith Malone, Programme Manager or to book a course contact
TWI Training & Examination Services, TWI Ltd, Granta Park, Great Abington,
Cambridge CB21 6AL, United Kingdom
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Tel: +44 (0)1223 899500