UPDATED: Recommended Protocols for Secondary School Welder Training Programs during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The CWB Welding Foundation has just updated their COVID-19 welder training protocols. Here is the latest version, as well as their original message below:
Some of you have reached out to us here at the CWB Welding Foundation for
guidance on welder training protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand
the importance of keeping educators and students safe during these uncertain
times. To help you deliver effective welding training as safely as possible, we
are providing a document that outlines recommended protocols for secondary
school welder training in pandemic conditions.
This overview was written by David Hisey, who is the Chair of the CSA W117.2
Safety in welding cutting and allied processes and the Canadian HSE
representative to the International Institute of Welding. He reached out to
several knowledgeable and trusted individuals in his network to prepare this
overview for you.
We hope this document will provide adequate guidance for secondary school and
CWB Welding Foundation welder training programs, but please note that it should
not be used as formal direction from the CWB Group or CWB Welding Foundation on
matters related to program safety. Schools and training organizations are
encouraged to confirm relevant safety directives with their school boards and
relevant government agencies.
Access the document here: Overview
It is also available as a PDF for easy printing. The document is currently only
available in English. However, it will be featured in the winter edition of
WELD magazine in both English and French in December.
We would like to hear from you if you found this document helpful, or if you
have further questions. Please let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.