In today’s competitive structural steel market, the ability to meet the client’s expectations while making an adequate return requires the capability to meet specifications and to minimise profit-eating re-work.

This is achieved by implementing a quality management system using the well-established “standard” methodology based on the following principles:

  • Welders who follow suitably qualified, efficient procedures
  • The control of all stages of welding and fabrication operations by a capable supervisor
  • Inspection at appropriate stages to verify the quality of the fabrication and welding.

Effective quality management systems for welded fabrication rely on competent staff – people with the knowledge and ability to ensure welding and fabrication operations are cost-effective. A feature of the recently-established Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) certification scheme is that these fabricators only employ such people.

HERA provides education and training for those who have responsibility for the supervision and inspection of welded fabrication, and the qualification of welding procedures and welders.

The one-week Welding Supervisor to AS 2214 (which doubles as Welding Inspection Part 1) is offered in both Auckland and Christchurch:

Auckland (HERA House, Manukau)
29 Feb – 4 March 2016

Christchurch CPIT
7 – 11 March 2016

This course is ideal for motivated people in the industry who seek ongoing professional development and to increase their value in the industry.

Course content is ideal training not only for welding supervisors and those who wish to progress to a welding inspection qualification, but also for designers, engineers, fabricators, and project managers who can benefit from an understanding of how to apply current best practice in welding/fabrication quality management.

Update shared by our General Manager Welding Centre Dr Michail Karpenko