As a well-known and respected industry training provider, TWI was approached by
Irish Rail to provide company specific, tailored training in visual inspection for
seven of its staff. David Rich, a senior lecturer at TWI, with expertise in non-destructive
testing, delivered the training course which was specifically geared towards the
rail industry. The course was based on the existing offshore visual inspection training;
Visual Inspector (Offshore) and CSWIP 3.0 Visual Welding Inspector - Level 1. It was
delivered at the customer’s premises which meant costs could be minimised and staff
didn’t need to spend time off-site.
The course offered good value for money, tailored to suit the company’s requirements
and using specialist rail axel samples for training and examination. The course
also offered ISO 9712 approval. At the end of the visual inspection training programme,
candidates gave very positive feedback and all said they had benefitted substantially
from the training. They were awarded the
CSWIP certification, which provides internationally recognised, role-specific
competence assurance for people engaged in welding, joining, materials integrity
and inspection in manufacturing, construction, operation or repair of high integrity
structures, plant or machinery. CSWIP certification schemes are UKAS-accredited
to ISO/IEC 17024, the international standard for personnel certification.
Irish Rail provides passenger and freight rail services as well as operating Rosslare
Europort. Its recent investment in training is just part a plan for the continued
improvements of its rail network and services.
Investment in recent years has delivered major benefits, including:
For more information about training programmes, please e-mail
Keith Malone or call on +44 (0)1642 216320. You can also visit the TWI Training and Examinations website.
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