Visual Inspection Training

Visual Inspection Training2021-03-17T12:39:03+00:00


The welder/fabricators will have an overall improved knowledge of welding, and confidence to competently inspect their own welds. Ultimately, by reducing the number of defects and preventing them from happening in the first instance, the losses you incur will minimise, whilst maintaining a high quality product.

Tech inspections Ltd have successfully developed this extensive and high calibre visual inspection training course. The course will be delivered by a highly qualified and experienced welding inspector.

All training can take place on your company’s premises. We can train as many personnel as you require. This can be tailored to meet your company requirements, which will help you to achieve your goals.

After the course, we can look at the welding processes and welding consumables that you are using and try to see if we can make improvements where possible to make productivity more cost effective.


Visual inspection training for your welders will most definitely improve the quality of their welding overall, as the welder/fabricator will learn how to visually inspect their own welds, and become more diligent of the various defects (such as undercut, overlap, gas pores, cold lap).

They will learn how to use the visual inspection equipment (e.g. cam gauge, fillet gauges etc.) safely and correctly, they will learn the terminology and definitions which they may encounter on documents in the future, and most importantly, we will teach them about the likely causes and the prevention of defects in studying the standard such as, ISO 5817 Quality level for imperfection.


STAGE 1 – Welding inspection in accordance with BS EN ISO 17637 In this stage, we explain the requirements of the standard.

STAGE 2 – Aids to visual inspection In this stage, we show candidates how to use inspection tools correctly.

STAGE 3 – Terms and definitions – In this stage, we explain the different welding terms and definitions, which they may come across on drawings or other welding documents.

STAGE 4 – Welding imperfections in accordance with ISO 6520-1. – In this stage, we explain the different imperfections and defects. We explain the causes and the prevention of the defects, so the candidate can identify defects and be able to determine what is the cause, so future defects can be eliminated.

STAGE 5 – How to use ISO 5817 (Quality level for imperfection) or any other relevant standards. – In this stage, we show the candidate how to use imperfection standards.

STAGE 6 – A practical lesson in the workshop.