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Welding Campaign

Information and resources for AMWU boilermakers or members working in construction:

- Download our WELDING CHECKLIST or POSTER to put up at your workplace.

- Download the WorkSafe Safety Alert for Structural Welding

- Report dodgy welding for investigation by AMWU welding inspectors

- Expressions of interest for weld testing certification are now closed, with all tests currently booked up due to overwhelming demand.


Welding Campaign Update:

Welders to receive skills & jobs boost from new AMWU initiative 

The union’s welding campaign has entered an exciting and critical new phase, providing welding tests to help unemployed metalworkers receive welding accreditation to help boost their job prospects.

The union has run a welding testing regime for members to help them prove that they are fulfilling the increased skills and standards expectations of the industry. 

The union has been campaigning to dramatically improve welding standards on Victorian construction sites, to improve safety on large construction projects and to ensure structural integrity by making sure welding work is done properly by ticketed, qualified AMWU members.

After months of investigations and inspections by the AMWU and at the insistence of the union, WorkSafe finally issued a Safety Alert for structural welding to pressure employers to ensure all structural welding is performed by qualified welders and adheres to Australian Standards.

Already, through the work of our welding inspectors, organisers and delegates, we have seen qualified AMWU members brought onto sites to fix shoddy welding work. If you have seen dodgy welding, report it here for AMWU welding inspectors to investigate.

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