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Malaysian Diver Training School Enrols in Speciality Welds Training
Speciality Enterprises is delighted to announce that MM Matrix Integrity, a Malaysia-based diver training school, has enrolled on the Weldcraft-Pro underwater welding scheme.
The Weldcraft-Pro is an 80-hour training syllabus that follows the European Welding Federation (EWF) and International Institute of Welding (IIW) guidelines for underwater fillet­welder on plate and is certified through Americian Bureau of Shipping Maritime Academy (ABS) and EMTA (EAL). EAL is part of SEMTA -Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies and is the UK's leading awarding-body for engineering qualifications.
This certification provides independent, quality assured, audited appraisal, making it the only externally awarded verified welding training programme to issue internationally recognised qualifications to commercial divers, anywhere in the world. The programme is also recognised by IMarEST, The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology under their CPD programme. The course is available to commercial diver training schools, following audit and approval, under a licence agreement, where Speciality Enterprises provides all the learning materials, exams, audit controls and delivery mechanisms to deliver training. Training is divided into dry and wet welding, together with a series of learning outcomes where candidates must complete written work and take an end of course exam.
Practical welder qualification testing is provided under BSEN ISO 15618­1: 2002 and/or AWS D3.6 2010. Training is open to both non-welders and welders alike and provides for the essential skills foundation training for a commercial diver, to ensure they meet industry demands now and in the future.

Subsea UK News February 2014