TWI runs first Portuguese language course in Welding Inspection in Brazil


July 16, 2017



TWI runs first Portuguese language course in Welding Inspection in Brazil  July 16, 2017

12th July 2017

Following feedback and requests from Brazilian oil and gas market professionals, TWI Canada ran its first Welding and Inspection course in Portuguese for the local engineering community.

The course was held in Rio De Janiero, Brazil on 14 June 2017 with all of the CSWIP course training and exam material having been translated in Portuguese. This included the course book, lecturer presentation slides, class handouts and even the CSWIP 3.1 exam material.

As a result of the success of this initiative it is anticipated that there will be greater demand for TWI welding inspection products in South America.

TWI expects to announce further local language courses following the same pattern in the future.

Aside from this, TWI is also working to translate ANDT blended course products (PAUT and ToFD) which it believes will also be successful

Achievements

Double success for TWI in RoSPA Awards 2011 TWI is delighted to have been awarded both a Gold Award and a Silver Award in the prestigious RoSPA Awards for 2011. The Gold was granted for Management of Occupational Road Risk and the Silver for Occupational Health and Safety. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the National Exhibition Centre, on 19 May 2011. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a safety charity, launched its awards programme 55 years ago. The scheme looks not only at accident records, but also entrants' overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement. David Rawlins, RoSPA's awards manager, said: 'RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that have demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention deserve recognition. TWI Ltd has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award.' Gill Taylor, TWI's Manager for Quality and Safety, said: 'We are delighted and honoured to have been given both these awards by RoSPA. As a company, Quality and Safety drive everything we do and it is wonderful to have this recognised in such a high profile manner.' The majority of RoSPA's awards are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president's awards and orders of distinction. Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and specialist awards recognise excellence in specific areas. The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011 are sponsored by NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), the leading health and safety professional examining body.