Belmont offer a training course and on-site audit -verification process to certify RWC’s. The training and verification or on site audit process has been recognised by a number of Notified Bodies under EN 1090 certification, to meet the RWC requirements for Execution Class 2. Notified bodies that have audited companies and accepted our RWC certification include SCCS, Lloyds Register, Exova /BM Trada, BSI, ISOQAR (Alcumus), SGS, CFA / Centre for Assessment .
Our RWC Training course is delivered by a very experienced and competent lecturer who also acts as a responsible welding co coordinator himself, therefore bringing actual hands on experiences of the requirements and audit process to the course. We keep the course as informal as possible whilst providing all the necessary base line information. We also add value to our courses by proving a yearlong back up service for any queries you may have. This is a free service providing it can be sorted out over the telephone in a timely manner. We are aware of the bureaucracy that surrounds the welder coding system and the requirements of BS EN 1090 and will endeavour to assist in any way we can to make this requirement as smooth as possible for customers.
BELMONT NDT PROVIDE A FULL SERVICE PACKAGE FOR YOUR COMPLIANCE TO THE CE MARK LEGISLATION REQUIREMENTS WHICH ARE NOW ENFORECABLE BY LAW UNDER CRIMINAL BREACH. THIS PACKAGE CAN INCLUDE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DEPENDING ON YOUR COMPANY’S NEEDS
We will look after you whether you are a single operator or have team of thirty or more welders
“I would like to thank you for all your work during the course, it was all very clear and easy to follow as well as very well structured”
David Osorio R & R Engineering
1. OUR SERVICES
RWC (REPSONSIBLE WELDING COODINATOR) COURSE UPTO EX2 OF BS EN 3834 The role of the Responsible Welding Co-Ordinator (RWC) is to ensure that all welding operations carried out are executed to meet the requirements of the standards (BS EN 14731) .
RWC (REPSONSIBLE WELDING COODINATOR) SERVICES UPTO EX2 OF BS EN 3834 – THIS COULD BE ANNUALY ON A RETAINER, AS REQUIRED or AS AN ADDITONAL SERVICE IF YOU DECIDE TO HAVE OR DO IT YOURSELF .
Standards: 1090-1 : 1090-2 : 1090-3 : 3834: 1-5 : 14731
Fabrication of structures manufactured from Steel, Stainless Steels or Aluminium
2. WELDING SERVICES
Welding Procedures (WPQR’) to 15614 – 1 & 2
Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS’s) to BS EN 15609-1
Welder ability tests (WQT’s) to BS EN 9606-1 & -2
3. QUALITY SYSTEM (WQMS) WELDING QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OR FACTORY PRODUCTION CONTROL MANUAL
1090-1 : 1090-2 : 9001
CONSULTANCY – IMPLEMTATION – GAP ANALYSIS PRE- AUDIT CHECK PRIOR TO ACCREDITATION
HELP AND GUIDANCE TAILORED TO SUIT EACH COMPANY SEPERATLEY
4. ACCREDITATION & GRANTS IF AVAILABLE
CLASSES FOR ACCREDITATION :
1. EXC 1 Elementary Quality System (BS EN ISO 3834-4) Farm Buildings
2. EXC 2 Standard Quality System (BS EN ISO 3834-3) Buildings
( similar to scope of BCSA Publication specification ‘NSSS’ )
3. EXC 3 Comprehensive Quality System (BS EN ISO 3834-2) Bridges, Stadiums etc
4. EXC 4 Comprehensive Quality System (BS EN ISO 3834-2) Special Structures
(Power Stations, Long Span Bridgeworks etc)
What is the execution class and what does it relate to ?
The CE Mark for structural steel is a product compliance requirement to EU legislation and enables the free movement of products within the European market. It also applies to any countries outside the EU that wish to import any product, and not just structural steel. By affixing the CE Marking on a product, a manufacturer is declaring, conformity with all of the legislative / legal requirements that the standard mandates. In order to achieve CE Marking and therefore compliance to the legislation and ensuring validity for that product to be sold throughout the European Economic Area, various requirements must be met. From July 2010 Steelwork Contractors in European Member States will be able to CE Mark their fabricated steelwork.
Whilst CE Marking was not enforced until July 2014 in the UK and Republic of Ireland it is now a criminal breach if you are not complying or on with the process . BS EN 1090-1 and -2 are the driving standards that apply to all European countries and each country may have their own accreditation program and methods of awarding the accreditation in the UK that is via organisation that have complied with the UK UKAs accreditation program for quality system implementation. A Factory Production Control (FPC) System BS EN 1090-1 defines the manufacturing controls required to ensure that structural steel components meet a range of clearly defined technical requirements relevant to their manufacture.
A structural steelwork manufacturer or contractor is required to have a documented welding quality management system (WQMS) and a nominated person(s) responsible for all welding activities i.e. Responsible Welding Coordinator (RWC).
This should be a person(s) who is competent with the technical knowledge to control and supervise a company’s welding activities and BS EN 1090-2 sets out the technical knowledge required based on the companies declared execution class. The higher the nominated class, the more stringent the quality related criteria will apply. The standard that describes the duties of a welding coordination is BS EN ISO 147431 . This also complies with the requirements of the relevant section of BS EN ISO 3834.
By 2014 all Structural Steel must be CE Marked or in the process of gaining the appropriate accreditation. All companies that manufacture or supply structural steel will need to have the following in place:
1. Purchasing systems should buy just those products that are CE Marked sections, bolts and welding consumables.
2. A Quality Control system that is compliant with BS EN ISO 9001 in line with the Euro Codes BS EN 1090-1 and BS EN 1090-2.
3. A Welding Quality Management system in line with the appropriate part of BS EN ISO 3834 must be in place.
4. The company should either employ or have access to a Responsible Welding Coordinator in accordance with BS EN ISO 3834 to control their welding quality management system.
What BELMONT NDT offer
From start to final accreditation can take as little as 4 -6 weeks however this will depend on your resources and commitment but Belmont NDT can assist and guide you along a route that we hope is a smooth transition to compliance.
Our RWC Course offers the candidate theoretical/practical training and examination, thus enabling the candidate to undertake the role of Welding Coordinator and/or Responsible Welding Co-ordinator within the workplace with clarity and confidence.
Who this course is aimed at?
The course is aimed at companies/individuals who are involved in the structural steel work and structural fabrication industries and is designed for Managers, Welding Supervisors, Workshop Foremen, Structural Engineers, Quality Managers, Welding Inspectors & Senior Welders.
Through the one full day or two day course the candidates are guided through everything required to be the RWC for their company. During the course, there will written examination after each examination. Candidates are encouraged to use external help such as the internet (Google) or publications as we look to test their ability, not their memory.
Each candidate will receive a Certificate of Attendance following completion of the course and a Responsible Welding Coordinator Certificate (up to and including Execution Class 2 of EN 1090-1) following a successful assessment.
Already we have assisted over 100 companies in gaining the CE accreditation in the last 12 months in all the above sectors. There is no question we feel we can’t answer! We like to think we offer the best overall value service in the market and we have many testimonials to back this up that are available to read on our web site. We know that cost is always an issue, especially for smaller companies and so we try to minimise outlay whilst ensuring the criteria you work to is sufficient for future needs.