ISO 14731 states that welding coordination is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer and the manufacturer shall appoint at least one Responsible Welding Coordinator.
Competence is assessed on a combination of knowledge, skills and experience that can be demonstrated through evidence of qualifications, certificates and log book or CV, and may be confirmed in interview.
The main responsibilities of the RWC are:
• Review of technical and contractual requirements.
• Sub-contract activities.
• Qualification of welding procedures, welders & welding operators.
• Development & review of weld procedure specifications.
• Equipment suitability, maintenance & calibration.
• Production planning.
• Selection, suitability and control of materials & welding consumables.
• Inspection and testing - before, during & after welding.
However this is not a full list of all responsibilities and to allow appointed RWC's to understand their full responsibilities and what is required of them it is highly recommended that they gain a suitably accredited RWC Qualification.
If you would be interested in attending an Coordinating Welding Operations Course then get in touch.