WHS Welding Coordinator

Workplace Health & Safety and Welding

Constant changes in both the Law coupled with changes in the working environment due to the continuous development of materials, technologies and fabrication techniques, make it an ongoing challenge to completely understand the effects of health, safety and environment aspects associated with welding and other joining processes on humans and on the surrounding environment.

In order to have its Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS) properly defined, implemented and under control, Weld Australia (formerly known as the WTIA) recommends that a company utilising welding should appoint a person who is the authorised representative of the top management for all welding work health and safety matters.

This person could be the company Safety Management Representative or the Responsible Welding Coordinator (responsible for the quality of the welding related processes) or other suitably qualified welding person, who is also skilled and qualified through suitable training in health and safety matters and on the WHSMS. They are referred to as the Work Health and Safety Welding Coordinator (WHSWC). Other people within the organisation and the Welding Coordination Team who have tasks or responsibilities relevant to this WHSMS normally report on WHS matters to the WHSWC

Training, Qualification & Exemptions

Weld Australia delivers 5-day courses in Work Health and Safety Welding Coordination around the country, consisting of 3 days WHS welding technology training followed by 2 days of welding WHS management training . People may choose to undertake only the training.

Those people wishing to undertake the optional examinations and certification who have IIW International Welding Specialist (IWS), AS 1796 Certificate 10 Welding, AS 2214 Welding Supervisor qualifications or similar or higher local or overseas formal qualifications, could apply for exemption from the 3 days of welding technology training.

Course Structure

Welding technology is run over three days, followed by WHS management training. Students can choose to do both courses or enroll just for one, although pre-requisites do apply for certification.

Welding Technology for WHS Management – Days 1-3
Welding Work Health & Safety – Days 4-5

For details of the areas covered in each module please click on this link which shows the details of subjects covered or download a copy of the full information pack and enrollment form below.

Competencies of WHS Welding Coordinator

The Weld Australia WHS Welding Coordinator, with the combination of the training course, examination and experience, should be able to be certified with the following competencies

  • Establish, implement and manage a WHS Welding Management System
  • Perform a welding WHS analysis of the hazards and risks in the workplace
  • Draw up policies, procedures, instructions etc for a WHS Welding Management System
  • Conduct a WHS site inspection or audit of a practical welding workplace / site
  • Introduce measures for improvement of the WHS situation in a welding workplace / site environment
  • Perform records management, incident investigation and reporting

Course Fees

Welding Technology for WHS Management & Welding Work Health & Safety
Non-Member:  $1,870
Member: $1650

Welding Technology for WHS Management only
Non-Member: $1,188
Member: $1,056

Welding Work Health & Safety only
Non-Member: $1,100
Member: $990

Course fees include full training, course notes, tea and coffee are provided. Exam fees, for those who wish to sit for them, are not included.

To enroll please complete the enrollment form below and send it to us with payment in full to confirm your place.

Certification

Exams are held nationally 3 times a year. For dates please contact the Weld Australia QC Administrator on
02 8748 0100 or email a.cantero@weldaustralia.com.au

The minimum pre-requisites for certification are:

  • Satisfactory completion of the Weld Australia WHS Welding Coordinator training course
  • Passing the WHS examinations
  • Minimum three years appropriate experience

Those people wishing to undertake the optional examinations and certification who have IIW International Welding Specialist (IWS), AS 1796 Certificate 10 Welding, AS 2214 Welding Supervisor qualifications or similar or higher local or overseas formal qualifications, could gain exemption from the 3 days of welding technology training.

Weld Australia WC – Examination registration form

Need more Information?

If you need more information on any of our training courses, please email training@weldaustralia.com.au