Welding is a special process, which requires the coordination of welding operations to establish confidence in fabrication and reliable performance in service.
To achieve certification to AS/NZS ISO 3834, fabricators must have access to (either via direct employment or through clearly defined sub-contractor agreements) personnel who hold the necessary qualifications and experience. In addition, the responsibilities of personnel undertaking all activities related to welding (from planning and execution, right through to supervision and inspection) must be clearly defined.
AS/NZS ISO 3834 increases the technical knowledge of all levels of personnel involved in the welding process, from trades and inspectors, through to supervisors and management. Increased technical understanding ensures that the workforce possesses all necessary capabilities and authority to deliver each project. In addition, having well defined roles and responsibilities for personnel helps optimise the production process by avoiding duplication and omission of tasks.
Inspection and Testing Personnel
If a welding inspector is employed, they should be qualified in accordance with the IIW Guideline for Welding Inspection Personnel. Otherwise, the fabricator must be able to demonstrate that the inspector is competent to perform the assigned task and that they hold appropriate experience consistent with the welding method in use (such as via Weld Australia’s national certifications and qualifications).
Are You Ready for AS/NZS ISO 3834 Certification?
To determine if your company is ready for certification, ask yourself:
- Are your welders and welding operators qualified?
- If so, are your welders and welding operators qualified to AS/NZS 1554, AWS D1.1, AS/NZS ISO 9606 or another relevant standard?
- Are your welders and welding operators specifically qualified for the work they are currently undertaking?
How to Get Certified to AS/NZS ISO 3834
Ready to have your organisation certified to AS/NZS ISO 3834? You can: