Boccard UK Engineers Receive Plastic Welding Training

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Boccard UK Engineers Receive Plastic Welding Training

Boccard UK Engineers Receive Plastic Welding Training

Four Boccard UK engineers from our Engineering Maintenance department were recently enrolled in a plastic welding course. The training was delivered by a senior trainer from TWI Training and covered a variety of joining methods.

The two-day course, which took place at Boccard’s Cardiff premises, was delivered through a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions. The main areas of expertise covered by the training were the different techniques available for joining polyethylene pipes: butt fusion, electrofusion and socket fusion welding.

This practical training was bolstered by additional teaching covering a broad range of related topics, such as relevant standards; health and safety; weld quality; visual inspection, destructive and non-destructive testing of welded systems; and processing of plastics.

Upon completing an end-of-course exam, three of the candidates were awarded with CSWIP Level II certificates, while the other gained CSWIP Level I certification matching the requirements of BS EN 13067. The four pipe welders’ certification will be valid for four years, after which they will need to requalify.

Boccard would like to thank TWI for working closely with us to identify the areas of training that would most benefit our engineers, planning a schedule and structuring course content around our needs.

The increased proficiency provided to our staff through the training should directly impact the service we are able to deliver to our customers.