Welder Training and Qualification Testing (Coding)
Looking for training or getting coded; so why use us? Because we are experienced qualified welding engineers with over 35 years experience and provide fully qualified welding instructors and we have our own in-house, accredited welding surveyor (Zurich Insurance), to witness weld testing. This will save you time and money, as there is no need to pre-book a surveyor to witness your test. You test when you are ready. We have a fully equipped training workshop with four fully fitted welding bays and can offer full cutting and bevelling facilities. We stock a wide range of sheet and plate thicknesses from 2.0mm-15.0mm and common pipe sizes, including; 60mm, 114mm and 168.0mm OD.
We will work closely with you to tailor training to your specific demands. As a small, family owned business we pride ourselves on offering a personal, bespoke service, whilst providing expert skills and resources to both small and large companies and individuals alike. Our clients come from all over the country. For welder training and testing (coding) in the UK, we cover England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. We also offer international training options. If you have an enquiry, please get in touch.
Gain High Quality Welding Skills
We teach welding to approved British, European and International Standards and offer ‘test’ only days, for welders who only require approval/re-approval. Half-day, or single day for the DIY or semi-professional enthusiast, right up to full time fixed period modular training from 1 to 6 weeks for the professional welder. Although essentially practical, training modules can contain theoretical content with full printed notes available on request. The actual content and level of training is tailored to your specific requirements, but is available from basic craft skills, to more advanced technician skills. Our welder training modules can be delivered on-site, or at our fully equipped training centre, here in West Yorkshire.
Where appropriate, prior to the delivery of training an individual assessment can be conducted to help clarify and identify your current abilities, in relationship to expected requirements/standards. We offer basic, intermediate and/or advanced welder training courses. You can come for 1/2 a day, a full day(s), a week or even longer. However, our close supervision style of training generally means that welders already working in the trade won't need longer than two weeks. For non-welders we will advise you following assessment. Our student/instructor ratio is never more than 4-1 so you are assured of close tuition at all time.
Welding Processes/Material & Joints
We offer training in the following processes on mild/low alloy steels, aluminium alloys, stainless steels, copper alloys and weldable cast irons, etc. covering fillet, butt and branch joints/welds in pipe, plate and sheet materials.
- Manual Metal Arc (MMA) conventional and stove pipe techniques using rutile, low hydrogen, cellulosic and iron power electrodes
- Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)
- Metal Active / Metal Inert Gas (MIG/MAG)
- Flux cored arc welding (FCAW) with or without shielding gas
- Oxy-Acetylene gas cutting & welding and safety check/set-up procedures for all oxy-acetylene welding equipment
- Brazing and Soldering
Welder Approval Qualification Tests (codes)
We offer full insurance class approvals, all in-house under one roof, without the need to book an outside surveyor. You can take your test on sheet, plate or pipe in any position, right up to HL045 (6G) or 6GR position.
The welder qualification testing standards we offer, include;
BSEN 287-1 (Qualification test of welders – fusion welding of steels)
BSEN 1418:1998 (Approval testing of welding operators – fusion welding and resistance weld setters for automatic and fully mechanized welding of metallic materials)
BSEN ISO 9606-2: 2004 (Aluminium & aluminium alloys)
AWS D1.1M:2008 Structural welding code – steel
D3.6M-99 Specification for underwater welding
ASME 1X ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX: Welding and Brazing Qualifications
BS 4872 (Qualification of welders without the need for an approved welding procedure)
BS ISO 24394:2008 (Qualification test for welders and welding operators. Fusion welding of metallic components welding for Aerospace applications) and/or client specific requirements.
CAA Chapter A8-10.
Approval of Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
Formal qualification approval of a welding procedure (WPS) can sometimes go hand in hand with welder qualifications. Our fully qualified welding engineer can write, develop and approve a WPS for any welding process, for fillet and/or butt welds in sheet, plate or pipe in accordance with the following standards:
- BSEN ISO 15609-1:2004 (Arc welding)
- BSEN ISO 15609-2: 2001 (Gas welding)
- BSEN ISO 15614-1: 2004 (Arc & gas welding of steels, nickel and nickel alloys)
- ASME IX
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