Approved polyethylene welders need to be suitably experienced individuals who have relevant experience and skills and who undertake regular training.
To become approved, applicants need to provide evidence to Christchurch City Council that they have:
They also agree to be bound by the terms and conditions [PDF, 100 KB] set out for the scheme.
On-site technical assessments are required to ensure that the applicant has the necessary experience, technical skills and resources to carry out the welding in accordance with Council regulations and relevant AS/NZS standards. The applicant will be contacted by the Council assessor to arrange the assessments.
Approval will be given in writing only and is only awarded to the individual and not to commercial entities. It is not transferable and can be withdrawn by the City Council upon non-compliance with the rules as outlined in the terms and conditions.
Approval is given for a two year period which aligns with the PE welding training. Approved welders will need to renew their approval every two years.
Please note that due to the large number of applications and the associated on site assessments the current turn around time is a minimum of two months.
Enquiries about the scheme can be made by emailing Council on firstname.lastname@example.org.