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Visual Testing Level 1

Special note

Candidates attempting a PCN examination must meet the PCN/GEN requirements. If attempting an ASNT/EN4179/NAS410 examination the requirements of your company’s written practice must be met. This course is not suitable for BGAS-CSWIP examination preparation.

  • Definitions
  • Vision
  • Lighting
  • Environmental factors, direct and indirect methods of visual assessment
  • Visual inspection equipment
  • Surface conditions
  • Inspection and testing criteria
  • The reporting of results
  • Application of a written instruction
  • Codes and standards
  • Product technology (welds, castings, wrought), in-service and secondary process defects

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

An individual certified to Visual Testing Level 1 has demonstrated competence to carry out Visual  Testing according to written instructions and under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel. Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Level 1 personnel may be authorised by the employer to perform the following in accordance with Visual Testing instructions:

  • Set up Visual Testing equipment
  • Perform Visual Inspection tests
  • Record and classify results of the tests according to written criteria
  • Report the results of Visual tests

Visual Testing Level 1 certified personnel shall neither be responsible for the choice of test method or technique to be used, nor for the interpretation of the test results.

(excl. VAT)

Training course: £495
Examination: £210
PCN levy: £76
Total: £781