The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is a non-profit technical organisation dedicated to the implementation of standards and training in welded fabrication and related technologies to ensure the reliability and integrity of welded equipment for the safety of personnel and plant to furthering standards in welding-fabrication and related technologies. Established in 1948, it is a founder member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW).
SAIW provides training programmes, consultancy and industry support services. Based in Johannesburg, with branches in Cape Town and Durban, we are active throughout Africa and further afield, such as the Indian Ocean Islands and the Middle East.
SAIW has offered training courses for more than 40 years and SAIW qualifications and certifications have long been regarded as the industry standard in South Africa and also enjoy international recognition.
An IIW Authorised Nominated Body (ANB) since 2003, SAIW offers the full range of IIW qualifications - Engineer, Technologist, Specialist, Practitioner, Welder and Inspector. We also have strong affiliations with leading training organisations such as the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria.
SAIW also has an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory that is fully equipped to perform mechanical and non-destructive testing on welded samples to assess welder performance or procedure qualification. The materials testing laboratory also supports the consulting services offered by SAIW.
To ensure that it complies with the appropriate accreditations, SAIW Certification has also been approved as an IIW Authorised Nominated Body for Company Certification (ANBCC) and IIW Authorised Nominated Body (ANB) for the qualification of international welding engineers, technologists, specialists, practitioners, inspectors and international welders.