Competent Persons Foundation Week

 

The SAIW Competent Person courses are ideal for persons intending to work as inspectors for an Approved Inspection Authority (AIA) which has in-service inspection included in the scope of its accreditation and approval by the Department of Labour (DOL). These courses are also suitable for engineering personnel responsible for in-service inspection requirements according to the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER). The qualification will ensure that the user’s responsibility in terms of the in-service inspection requirements of the PER are appropriately managed.

Competent persons perform the in-service inspections which are required by the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Competent persons are required to be certified by the SAQCC CP certification body and it is an essential requirement that the candidates have successfully completed an approved training course for certification.

Certification is available in two categories – pressure vessels or steam generators. In the case of pressure vessels, there are two basic sub-categories; limited or unlimited. Limited certification is aimed at those personnel working only in the field of inspection of compressor air receivers or small medical autoclaves. Other pressure vessel inspectors working in the industry, including refinery and process industries or power generation industries are required to have unlimited certification.

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Course Information

The SAIW Competent Person courses are ideal for persons intending to work as inpsectors for an Approved Inspection Authority (AIA) which has in-service inspection included in the scope of its accreditation and approval by the Department of Labour. These courses are also suitable for engineering personnel responsible for inservice inspection requirements according to the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER).

This one week Foundation Course covers an introduction to the common welding processes, their application and the defects arising; common non-destructive testing methods, their application, advantages and disadvantages.

 

Access Conditions

Entry Requirements: Candidate should hold a Grade 10 or equivalent qualification (minimum) and some relevant experience in inspection or operation of pressurised equipment.

The Competent Person Foundation module is mandatory for all new candidates not holding a SAIW Welding Inspector Level I qualification. This Foundation Week is an introduction to welding and NDT for those candidates who do not have any qualifications or experience on those fields.

Course Duration: 5 days

Costs & Bookings

Corporate Member: R14 083 (including VAT)

Non-Member: R15 225 (including VAT)

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