AWS - C1.5:2015
Specification for the qualification of resistance welding technician
|Publication Date:||1 January 2015|
|ICS Code (Welding processes):||25.160.10|
1.1 Scope. This specification establishes qualification requirements for a resistance welding technician (RWT). It describes how qualifications are determined, and the practice by which qualification may be attained and maintained. The user of this specification will evaluate the qualifications of each candidate, and provide examinations to test the candidate's resistance welding skills and knowledge, as well as, his or her ability to apply the principles of resistance welding. This specification is intended to supplement the minimum requirements of employers, codes, other standards, or documents, and shall not be construed as a preemption of the employer's responsibility for the work or for the performance of the work. Resistance welding processes include spot welding, projection welding, seam welding, butt welding, flash welding, micro joining, resistance brazing, resistance soldering and resistance heating. It is understood not all of these disciplines are used in every situation and it shall be the responsibility of employers to determine their employee, who having qualified as a RWT, is capable of performing the specific duties involved in their career assignments. While the RWT has established excellent credentials, qualification to this specification alone may not legally qualify the technician to provide technical services to the public. Contract documents and building or jurisdiction laws may require technical services to be performed under the direction and responsibility of others such as a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.). The RWT designation DOES NOT imply the status of a registered P.E. under the laws of any state or other governmental entity. As used in this specification, the word shall denotes a requirement, the word should denotes a guideline, and the word may denotes a choice. 1.2 Units of Measurement. This standard does not require units of measure. Therefore, no equivalents or conversions are contained except when they are cited in examples. 1.3 Safety. Safety and health issues and concerns are beyond the scope of this standard, and therefore are not fully addressed herein. Safety and health information is available from the following sources: American Welding Society: ANSI Z49.1, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes; AWS Safety and Health Fact Sheets; and Other safety and health information on the AWS website. Material or Equipment Manufacturers: Safety Data Sheets supplied by materials manufacturers Operating Manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers Applicable Regulatory Agencies Work performed in accordance with this standard may involve the use of materials having been deemed hazardous, and may involve operations or equipment which may cause injury or death. This standard does not purport to address all safety and health risks that may be encountered. The user of this standard should establish an appropriate safety program to address such risks as well as to meet applicable regulatory requirements. ANSI Z49.1 should be considered when developing the safety program.
This specification establishes the requirements for qualification of Resistance Welding Technicians (RWT) employed in the welding industry. The minimum experience, examination, application,... View More
This specification establishes the requirements for qualification of Resistance Welding Technicians (RWT) employed in the welding industry. The minimum experience, examination, application, qualification, and requalification requirements and methods are defined herein. This specification is a method for technicians to establish a record of their qualification and abilities in welding industry work such as development of machine troubleshooting, processes controls, quality standards, problem solving, etc.View Less