Polyethylene (PE) Electrofusion & Butt Fusion Welding (Water)

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Organisation profile

Utilise Group incorporating Utilise Water is an organisation specialising in the Irish utilities training, health & safety consultancy and engineering auditing sectors. We specialise in polyethylene (PE) electrofusion & butt fusion welding training, auditing and assessment as well as safety inspection and site auditing services. We are are accredited to deliver IOSH Managing Safely training programs.

Training aim

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform electrofusion and butt fusion welded joints to water industry standards.

Learning objectives

On completion of the course candidates will be able to:

1. Identify and select polyethylene pipe and fittings;

2. Identify and select suitable jointing tools & machine equipment;

3. Work safely in accordance with PE fusion standards & procedures;

4. Manufacture and inspect welds to industry standard;

5. Understand the main requirements for water industry standard WIS 4-32-08.

Course outline

The course is delivered by the presentation of written and verbal theory sessions, practical training and assessment and  covers:

1. Characteristics and identification of PE Pipes and associated fittings;

2. Supply, handling and installation of PE Pipes and associated fittings;

3.  Pre jointing equipment and machine checks;

4. How to manufacture electrofusion and butt fusion welded joints using associated machines and equipment.

5. Inspection of joints for quality assurance.

Trainer's profile

Patrick O' Neill

Health, Safety & Training Consultant

Patrick has over 30 years' experience within the pipelines sector and has an in depth understanding of the construction, maintenance and repair process within the water and gas industry.

Gerry Nolan

Health, Safety & Training Consultant

Gerry has many years’ experience within the health, safety, training & consultancy sector. He is an approved IOSH Managing Safely Tutor, Forklift truck driving, Manual Handling & Abrasive Wheel instructor.

Course duration

1 Day

Assessment & certification

A Utilise Group/Engineers Ireland Certificate will be awarded to candidates who pass a short written examination and practical assessment.

Who should attend

Qualified plumbers & experienced candidates working in the utilities industry who are familiar with electrifusion and butt fusion welding techniques in the water industry.