A West African employment agency turned to TWI for plastics welding training to expand its capability after investing in new equipment.

Senior plastics welding trainer Andy Knight travelled to the premises of C2K Staffing in the Senegalese city of Thiès, where he provided training to six technicians to enable them to use welding machines the company had just bought from Italian company Ritmo.

The training covered butt and electrofusion welding of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. Following the four-day programme each of the trainees successfully passed the relevant entry-level CSWIP exams on welding large- and small-diameter HDPE pipe.