In Australian industry many practitioners think that a Welding Procedure is a simple document to be prepared to satisfy the contract, then filed in the bottom drawer. But as welders, inspectors, supervisors, and business owners, we have a Duty of Care under the OHS / WHS Act to ensure the welded structure is safe for use.
At AWS an experienced and qualified Welding Engineer or Technologist conducts the design and development of Welding Procedures, as is required under WH&S regulations. This requirement extends to production management of welding processes on critical plant.
At AWS, mechanical and welding engineers work with technical advisors to offer consultancy services that are endorsed by experts. Our team has a broad range of advanced qualifications that you will not find anywhere else.
Neville Cornish is a Chartered Engineer (UK) with a lifetime of experience in the Australian welding industry, and a range of international credentials to match. He is also the only Canadian Welding Bureau approved engineer in the country. He is a technical expert on industry advisory boards for the University of Adelaide, and Charles Darwin University, among others.
Dr. Rahim Kurji loves welding engineering so much he did a PhD on it. His work focused on hydrogen assisted cold cracking and the scientific means of checking the integrity of welds. His research and work has made him something of an expert in risk mitigation and he spares no effort on attention to detail in his work.