CSA W Updates 1, 2 and 4 apply only to the French edition of the standard. It supersedes the previous editions published in , , , , as W47 , and as a preliminary Standard. Technological advancements have made it necessary to provide an updated version. Scope 1. Notes: 1 Certification may be mandatory or voluntary.

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Provide Company Documentation Each new company receives a "Certification Binder" which contains all of the necessary materials to complete the certification process. Included in this package are several forms that must be completed and returned to the Bureau. The forms are used to designate and list personnel and to document the welding related experience of the welding supervisors and engineers. Also included in the binder are the applicable CSA Welding Standards, study guides and other relevant documents.

Qualify Welding Supervisor s Each company must employ an adequate number of Welding Supervisors to control its welding operations. Each Welding Supervisor must have welding related experience and complete written examinations on welding symbols, weld faults, quality control and inspection methods and the following standard s : CSA Standard W Seminars are provided occasionally on each of the subjects required for qualification.

The W Welding Supervisor qualifications remain in effect with the certified company even if the certification as a Welding Inspector has expired. The engineer s must meet the minimum educational and experience requirements of the applicable standard and complete the written examinations on the following standards: CSA Standard W In certain circumstances, based on the welding procedure submission, procedure qualification tests may be required to verify the acceptance of the welding procedure data sheets.

Qualify Welders All welders, welding operators and tack welders employed by the company must be tested for the processes and positions of welding which they use in production. Review and Recommendation for Certification From time to time, a CWB Group representative will visit each company to complete an audit report and provide assistance. Once all of the above are completed and all other items such as electrode storage facilities shop and field , general appearance of welding, etc.

Upon satisfactory completion of the final review procedure, the company is issued a Letter of Certification, Letter of Validation and a Document of Certification.

Divisions of Certification Division 1 To be certified in Division 1, the company must employ on a full-time basis a registered professional engineer s responsible for welding related activities specified by the company.

Division 2 To be certified in Division 2, the company must retain on a part-time basis a registered professional engineer s responsible for welding related activities specified by the company. Division 3 The company is not required to have a registered professional engineer, either employed or retained. Fabricator and erector qualification Fabricators and erectors responsible for welding structures fabricated or erected under this standard shall be certified by the Canadian Welding Bureau to the requirements of CSA W Part of the work may be sublet to a Division 3 fabricator or erector; however, the Division 1 or Division 2 fabricator or erector shall retain responsibility for the sublet work.


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