As part of the CE Marking (or UKCA Marking) process, it is necessary for a fabricator to have a Responsible Welding Coordinator (RWC). This individual must be suitably competent in terms of knowledge, experience and the fabrication scope for a specific Execution Class (EXC) and fabricator.
Most fabricators do not have this expertise in house, nor do they need it. As the involvement of the RWC is only occasional, it makes sense to have a competent external RWC. Sandberg provides this service for numerous fabricators around the UK, Europe and North Africa, for all Execution Classes.
Fees are charged on a monthly basis, spreading the cost of the service over the year. These fees include an amount of telephone and email support as well as the regular visits at 3 monthly intervals. A report is produced after each visit as confirmation of the RWC involvement for presentation to clients and Notified Body assessors when requested. Specific project support (this is typically something out of the ordinary), if required, is charged additionally.
There is no minimum period of involvement and the RWC agreement can be cancelled at any time.
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