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BS 4872 Coded Welder Qualification Training and Assessment

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BS EN 4872 part 1 and part 2

The welder coding tests for BS EN 4872 part 1 and part 2 applies to a wide range of general fabrication work where an approved welding procedure is not required. You will produce a weld following written instructions, and then the welded joint is subject to visual or surface inspection, as well as a destructive bend test, nick break fracture test and macro etch.

This is a UK welding standard (British Standard 4872) is used to certify all welding positions on a sheet, plate and pipe for mild steel and aluminium using for the four welding processes. You will choose one ARC welding process, including a MIG Welding coding (GMAW), MAG welding coding (GMAW), TIG welding coding (GTAW), Flux cored welding coding (FCAW).

You are given no more than 120 minutes to complete the test if you require training before the test, then please use the welder coding training course before the test.

You will gain the welding certificate on successful completion of the weld and passing the destructive testing. The process usually takes two days until sign off and posting of the certificate

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How does the BS 4872 Welder coding Work?

You will produce a weld following written instructions, and then the welded joint is subject to visual or surface inspection, as well as a destructive bend test, nick break fracture test and macro etch.

This is a UK welding standard (British Standard 4872) that can be used to certify all welding positions on a sheet, plate and pipe for mild steel and aluminium using for the four welding processes. You will choose one ARC welding process, including a MIG Welding coding (GMAW), MAG welding coding (GMAW), TIG welding coding (GTAW), Flux cored welding coding (FCAW).

You will be given no more than 120 minutes to complete the test if you require training before the test, then please use the welder coding training course before the test.

BS EN 4872 part 1&2 Weld Test Requirements
Depending on the particular weld configuration, each test can cover a range of welding variables, for example, material thickness and welding positions. You will be coached on the standard before the test so that you fully understand the requirements of the coding.

How Long Does The Certificate Last?
Welder coding certificates must be signed every six months by a suitably qualified person to confirm the welder is still producing welds of the required standard. You must be formally re-tested at least every two years. Note that this is the price for the test only. If you need training as well, then please look at the Welder Day training. There is a £60 discount when they are purchased together. If you are unsure of where your skill level is then, it may be beneficial to take a Welding Skills Analysis before the test. You will receive a £50 discount on your next product if you choose the Welding Skills Analysis.

Maintaining your coded status

Welder coding certificates must be signed every six months by a suitably qualified person, by signing they confirm that the welder is still producing welds of the required standard. You must also be formally re-tested at least every two years to maintain your coded welder status.

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