A highly specialised training program, designed for commercial divers serious about obtaining high quality Manual Metal Arc (MMA) welding skills both above and below water.
The course follows the guidelines under the European Welding Federation (EWF) with qualifications being awarded in accordance with BS EN ISO 15618-1: 2002 and/or AWS D3.6-1999M.
The training is designed to equip commercial divers with the skills necessary to produce high quality fillet welds.
Students will be introduced to all the relevant theory associated with the MMA welding process, together with relevant safe working practices, etc.
Each specific topic is covered by a lecture where the learning outcome is clearly identified.
An intensive 11 days, closely supervised training course, providing both theoretical and practical hands-on experience for both wet and dry welding.
The course consists of a series of lectures together with written and practical assignments and ultimately culminates in an end of course examination and welder qualification test.
The practical exercises concentrate on developing the skills necessary to produce defect free fillet welds, and the theory is covered by a series of lectures covering 9 learning outcomes, which include the following;
LOC 1 : Safe underwater welding procedures
LOC 2 : SMAW/MMA welding plant and equipment
LOC 3 : Underwater welding techniques
LOC 4 : preparing to weld
LOC 5 : electrodes and weld terminology
LOC 6 : basic weldability and common weld defects
LOC 7 : monitor and control welding operations
LOC 8 : Quality assurance and quality control
LOC 9 : Join C /steel plates dry and Join C / steel plates wet
Candidates will be assessed on both theoretical and practical aspects of the course.
Students who already have relevant dry welding experience will be subject to a Tee joint fillet welding test to prove their skills. Additional dry welding training can then be offered. Final dry welding, pre-wet welding training is however compulsory.
After completion students will acquire EAL (EMTA) certificate of verified achievement and welder qualifications to ISO 15618-1:2002 or AWS D3.6M: 1999 (class I wet weld), BS 4872-Pt1.