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EN 15085 Training – Welding Coordinator

ISO 14731 – Tasks and responsibilities  

ISO 14731 defines “Welding is a special process, which requires the coordination of welding operations in order to establish confidence in welding fabrication and reliable performance in service. The tasks and responsibilities of personnel involved in welding-related activities (e. g. planning, executing, supervising and inspection) should be clearly defined.”

The standard defines further: Where welding coordination is carried out by more than one person, the tasks and responsibilities shall be clearly allocated, such that responsibility is clearly defined and the persons are qualified for each specific welding coordination task.

Welding coordination is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer.

The manufacturer shall appoint at least one responsible welding coordinator.

Welding coordination may be subcontracted. However, compliance to this International Standard remains the responsibility of the manufacturer.

Technical Knowledge Requirements

ISO 14731 defines three level of knowledge requirements, which for instance align with the requirements per EN 1090 or EN 15085.

Engineering, manufacturing, inspecting and certifying of railway vehicle, assemblies and parts according to the European standards series of railway, require compliance and certification with the requirements of EN 15085. Depending on the Certification Level (1, 2, 3, or 4), different requirements for personnel qualification, product compliance and quality system certification apply.

For all tasks assigned, welding coordinators shall be able to demonstrate adequate technical knowledge to ensure satisfactory performance of these tasks.

Personnel with comprehensive technical knowledge “Level A”

Full technical knowledge is required for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of all tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication

Personnel with specific technical knowledge “Level B”

The level of technical knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of the tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication within a selective or limited technical field

Personnel with basic technical knowledge “Level C”

The level of technical knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of the tasks and responsibilities within a limited technical field, involving only simple welded constructions.

Training Scope

To comply with internationally acknowledged standards for welding operations in the railway industry. Inspire customer confidence with consistency and high quality in fusion welding of materials in rolling stock and components manufacturing.

Understanding compliance objectives and executing according to EN 15085 requirements is your operations track to engage in the railway industry’s international standard.

The training will include the following subject matters:

Review of requirements Materials
Technical review Welding consumables
Sub-contracting Identification and traceability
Welding personnel Inspection and testing before welding
Production planning Inspection and testing during welding
Welding procedure specifications Inspection and testing after welding
Qualification of the welding procedures Inspection standards and interpretation
Post-weld heat treatment Work instructions
Equipment Calibration & validation of measuring, inspection and testing equipment
Quality records Non-conformance and corrective actions

EN 15085 – Railway applications – Welding of railway vehicles and components

  • EN 15085 Part 1 – General
  • EN 15085 Part 2 – Quality requirements and certification of welding manufacturer
  • EN 15085 Part 3 – Design requirements
  • EN 15085 Part 4 – Production requirements
  • EN 15085 Part 5 – Inspection, testing and documentation

Industry Specification / Norms

  • ISO 3834-2 Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials Part 2: Comprehensive quality requirements
  • ISO-TR 15608 Welding – Guidelines for a metallic material grouping system
  • ISO 15614-1 Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Welding procedure test
  • ISO 9606-1 Qualification testing of welders — Fusion welding – Part 1: Steels
  • ISO 5817 Welding. Fusion-welded joints in steel, nickel, titanium and their alloys (beam welding excluded). Quality levels for imperfections
  • ISO 14731 Welding coordination — Tasks and responsibilities

At the end of each training class, the participants will participate in a written / verbal exam. Post passing the exam, a certificate of participation / compliance will be issued.

Why Choose ECE Global for your EN 15085 Training?

We have worked with over 400 companies globally (ASIA, EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA) for either certification, training, or consulting.

Our knowledge base includes many local or international regulations and requirements, such as AWS D15.1, AWS D1.1, ASME, DIN 6700, DIN 27201, ISO 15614, ISO 15613, ISO 9606, and others.

ECE Gobal’s vast experience prevents you from “reinventing the wheel” and provides improvement or optimization opportunities in an effort to compliance.

As a result, our training enables translating / interpret requirements to a level that is understood by all personnel (including Sales Professional, Welding Coordinator, Quality Manager, Welder Performance, Inspection Personnel, etc.), and prevents the implementation of costly changes in “traditional operations”, if possible.

For information about our training, please contact us either via email or phone. Thank you!


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