May Newsletter

Is Your Quality Control Team Ready for the Summer Rush?

The summer construction season is here, and the pressure is on to deliver projects on time and within budget. Don’t let unqualified or understaffed QC teams jeopardize your success.

The High Cost of Unqualified QC
Hiring unqualified QC personnel or overlooking gaps in their expertise can be a costly mistake. Here’s what’s at stake:

  • Cost Overruns: Incorrect inspections or faulty work lead to rework and project delays, driving up costs significantly.
  • Safety Risks: An inexperienced QC team can overlook safety hazards, putting workers and the public at risk. This could result in stop-work orders, fines, and potential legal action.
  • Damaged Reputation: A project plagued by delays and safety issues reflects poorly on your company’s commitment to quality and professionalism.

A Costly Lesson Learned

A company recently learned the hard way about the importance of qualified QC. They prioritized cost savings on a critical project, but the welding procedures they received were non-compliant and riddled with errors. Qualimet was called in to quickly rectify the situation, but the damage was done. The company faced significant rush fees, costly project delays, and potential damage to their reputation.

Are Your Welders Qualified?
In addition to having a qualified QC team, it’s equally important to ensure your welders are properly certified for the specific materials and processes they’ll be working with. Using unqualified welders can lead to the same costly problems as unqualified QC.

Qualimet offers comprehensive welder testing services, including:

  • ABSA and CWB Certified Testing: We provide testing for a variety of welding codes and standards, including ASME, CSA, and API.
  • Convenient Testing Stations: Our clean, well-equipped stations create a comfortable environment for welders to demonstrate their skills.
  • Practice Welds: We offer welders the unique opportunity to practice and familiarize themselves with the equipment before their official test.

Are Your Welding Procedures Compliant?

Recent changes to welding codes and standards are now in full effect. If your procedures haven’t been updated, you may be at risk of non-compliance. This can lead to project delays, safety issues, and costly fines.

Don’t gamble with your project’s success.

Ensure your QC team and welders are fully qualified for the job. Qualimet offers:

  • Training programs to upskill your existing QC personnel
  • Comprehensive procedure reviews to identify and correct potential issues