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CHECKLIST FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF WELDING WORKSHOPS

Name of the workshop:

Does the workshop maintain a quality system according to?

EN 3834-2 Yes ■ No □

If the workshop maintains a quality system according to EN 3834-2 the amount of inspection during manufacturing can
be held on a normal level. If no quality system is applied an assessment must be done in order to evaluate the routines
applied. The following checklist is an aid to get a general view of the procedures applied by the workshop.

The numbering follows EN 3834-2


Question Answers and comments Doc. ref.
5.0 Review Requirement
Application - Contract review
 Is a checklist used for the Yes F/72/02
review? PO No. 746
 Who is responsible for the Welding Coordinator PROCEDURE NO WMQA/4
review?
 Are procedures established Yes PROCEDURE NO. WMQA/2
for the survey of contractual
requirements?
 Is the application standard, No CUSTOMER QUALITY
together with any ASSURANCE PLAN
supplementary requirements (CS/QA/RRB/001)
defined?
 Are specifications for Welding & NDT – Available Customer Technical Specification
welding, procedures for non- Heat-treatment – Not Applicable (CS/TS/RRB/001)
destructive testing and heat
treatment defined?
 Are procedures established Yes WMQM-8
for subcontracting?
Application - Design review
 Is a checklist used for the Not Applicable -
review?
 Who is responsible for the Not Applicable -
review?
 Are procedures and Not Applicable -
responsibilities established
for the design review?
 How is the review Not Applicable -
documented?
 Are quality and acceptance Not Applicable -
requirements for welds
defined?
6.0 Subcontracting
 Are subcontractors used for:
 Welding? No

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 Heat treatment? NA
 Inspection and testing? Inspection – In house; Testing- Approved
Laboratory
 Service and maintenance? NO
 Calibration? Yes
 Inspection of parent material No
etc?
 If subcontractors are used:
 Who is responsible for Welding Coordinator Procedure No. WMQA/004
contacts?
 How is it ensured that Welding Coordinator Procedure No,WMQA/003
subcontractors receive all
relevant documents?
 Is the subcontractor No Procedure No,WMQA/003
informed, where applicable,
about requirements for CE-
marking/Certificates?
 Are there documented Sub Contracting Procedure Procedure No,WMQA/003
procedures reserving the
right of the Notified Body to
perform verification of the
subcontractor?
7.0 Welding personnel
7.2 Welders
 Do welders/operators fulfil Yes Procedure No,WMQA/004
the requirements?
 Is there an archive with Yes Procedure No,WMQA/004
welder's certificates?
7.3 Welding coordination personnel
 Who is welding co- Mr. S Samaran
ordinator?
 Does a copy of his CV exist? Yes
 Is his competence adequate? Yes AWS CERTIFICATE-
CERTIFICATE NO.

Are his responsibilities and Yes in Welding Personnel Roles and Procedure No,WMQA/004
authorities documented? Responsibility Procedure
8.0 Inspection, testing and examination personnel
 Does the manufacturer have WELDING PRODUCTION Procedure No,WMQA/004
at his disposal sufficient and ENGINEER
competent personnel for
planning and performing, for
supervising, inspection,
testing and examination of
the welding production
according to specified
requirements?
 Are personnel for the non- SUBCONTRACTED
destructive testing approved
according to EN-3834.

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9.0 Equipment
 Does the manufacturer have EQUIPMENT MASTER LIST F/76/01
all necessary equipment at
his disposal?
 Does the manufacturer YES EQUIPMENT MASTER LIST F/76/01
maintain a list of all essential
equipment used for welding
production?
 Is the equipment suitable for YES CONDITION OF MACHINES SR/76/01
the intended production?
 How is new equipment MANUFACTURE CALIBRATION SR/76/01
verified? REPORT, INTERNAL OUTPUT
MEASURED AND APPROVED BY
WELDING COORDINATOR
 Are documented plans YES WELDING RELATED PM/UNIT2/001
established for the EQUIPMENT
maintenance of the
equipment?

10.0 Welding activities


 How are production plans established?
 Is the approval of welding procedures
verified according to the requirements
 Is the relevancy of welding procedure
specifications verified according to the
requirements
 Are procedures established for the control
of relevant documents, e.g. welding
procedure specifications, welding
approval records, welder certificates etc?
 Are work instructions used? Who are
issuing them?
11.0 Welding consumables
Are procedures and responsibilities involved
in the control of welding consumables
specified by the manufacturer?
To what level of certification are
consumables bought?
Are procedures regarding storage, handling
and use of consumables introduced which
avoid moisture pick-up, oxidation damage
etc?
12.0 Storage of parent materials
Are parent materials checked on receipt?
Are inspection documents examined in order
to verify that the requirements are fulfilled?
How is parent material stored?
How is identification maintained after
cutting?
How is identification maintained during
storage?

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13.0 Post-weld heat treatment
 Will post-weld heat treatment be
performed?
 If post-weld heat treatment is done, how is
the following regulated?
 Contract review
 Subcontracting
 Competence of personnel
 Inspection and testing
 Equipment for heat treatment
 Equipment for measurement and
registration
 Inspection documents
 Equipment to be calibrated
 Non-conforming and corrective actions
14.0 Welding related inspection and testing
14.1 General
 Is an inspection plan established?
 Who is responsible?
 Who is carrying out the inspections?
 According to which standards are
inspection and testing done?
 How are personnel qualified?
14.2 Inspection and testing before welding
 Are suitability and validity of welders
approvals checked?
 Is the suitability of WPS checked?
 Is the identity of the parent material
checked?
 Is the identity of the welding consumables
checked?
 Are the joint preparation, fit-up, jigging
and tacking checked?
14.3 Inspection and testing during welding
 Are essential welding parameters
checked?
 Is preheating/inter pass temperature
checked?
 Are deformations etc. checked?
14.4 Inspection and testing after welding
 Is visual inspection and/or relevant other
non-destructive testing applied?
 Are form, shape and dimensions checked?
 Is a review of reports from previous
activities performed?

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14.5 Inspection and test status
 How is an already checked product
separated from one not yet checked?
 Does marking of the item or a routing card
indicate status of inspection and testing?
15.0 Non-conforming and corrective action
 Are criteria established for non-
conformance?
 How is non-conformance reported?
 How are non-conforming products
marked?
 Are measures implemented for
documentation of non-conformance and
corrective actions?
 How are weld repairs done?
 Have specific procedures been established
for weld repairs?
 When repair and/or correction are carried
out are the items reinspected, tested and
examined in accordance with the original
requirements?
16.0 Calibration
Are equipment and procedures available for
measurement, calibration and documentation
of:
 Dimensions?
 Weld parameters?
 Temperatures?
 Calibration of procedures for NDT?
 Documentation of calibrations?
17.0 Identification and traceability
 Is traceability maintained throughout the
manufacturing process?
 Are weld locations in constructions
recorded?
 Are routines established for weld marking,
stamping and labels?
 How is traceability maintained to specific
welds with regard to welder and/or
operator?
 How is traceability maintained to filler
metal?
18.0 Quality records
 Are the following documents filed as
records?
 Certificates for base and filler metal
 WPAR and WPS

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 Certificates for welders/operators
 Certificates for NDT personnel
 Procedures for heat treatment?
 Procedures and reports for NDT and DT
 Records of repairs and other non-
conformity reports
 Has the manufacturer made provisions to
retain the records for a period of three
years as required by ISO 3834

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