Published on 25 January 2013
Plastech Fabrication Ltd of Newcastle produce a variety of plastic products from semi-finished plastic sheet.
To show their commitment to quality, Plastech's long-term objective is to train all their welders to CSWIP Certification standard. TWI was asked to carry out an initial assessment of all welding staff and set a training programme which would meet the company's needs.
It was suggested that TWI spend a day at Plastech to carry out a Product and Process Review under TWI's STRIPP programme. It was subsequently agreed that a further two days would be spent assessing the welding personnel and upgrading their skills where required.
The study was very productive demonstrating that Plastech has proficient welders who required only a small amount of training to ensure their work was best practice.
One employee went on to the Plastics Welder examination at TWI North in Middlesbrough resulting in him becoming one of the first CSWIP certificated plastics welders.
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