Welding Item New Zealand Code Reference New Zealand Compliance
1 Welding specified in accordance with AS/NZS 1554 Part 1, 2 or 5. NZS 3404.1:1997 section 14.3.4 Project Documentation
2 Evidencing resolution of conflicts or non conformance prior
to welding.
AS/NZS 1554.1: 2011 Appendix D, items (a) to (y) Technical Review Check List(s)
3 Fabricators qualified welding procedures prior to welding. AS/NZS 1554.1: 2011 section 4.1.1, NZS 3404:1997 section Approval records required or third-party inspection reports
4 Qualifications of Welders in accordance with welding procedures (e.g. to NZS 4711 or AS/NZS 2980) AS/NZS 1554.1: 2011 section 4.12, NZS 3404:1997 section Welder/welding operator qualification certificates
5 Construction materials to be welded compliance with the AS
AS/NZS grades listed in the AS/NZS 1554, Section 2.1, Item (C) and evidence of.
AS/NZS 1554 section 2.1 Item (C) Material test certificates Record design engineer’s approval
6 Weldability of alternative steel grade and evidencing. AS/NZS 1554 table 6.6.l(B) NZS 1554 section 5.3.4 AS/NZS 1554 section 7 PQR/WPS Qualification Test Reports
7 Welding consumables selection in accordance with (seismic requirements) standards. NZS 3404.1, Section AS/NZS 1554.1, Section 6 Welding consumables test certificates showing Ships Classification Societies Grade 3 approval (as applicable)
8 Evidencing welding consumables used are within the welding parameter ranges specified by the manufacturer and the standard. NZS 3404.1, Section,
Item (b)
Welding inspection reports confirming the suitability of WPS or records of review (see below)
9 Evidence welding procedures approved prior to welding by the design  Engineer. Supervision of welding by a welding supervisor qualified in accordance of Clause 4.12.1 of AS/NZS 1554.1. NZS 3404.1:1997 sSection, Item (4) Records or review and approval prior to welding.
10 Supervision of welding by a welding supervisor qualified in accordance of Clause 4.12.1 of AS/NZS 1554.1. NZS 3404.1:1997 section, Item (2) AS/NZS 1554.1: 2011 section 4.12.1, Item (2)
Welding coordination personnel qualification ecords
11 Evidence (e.g. inspection reports) welding complies with requirements of AS/NZS 1554 such as workmanship, quality of welds and dimensional tollerances. AS/ NZS 1554.1: 2011 section 5 and 6 Signed Inpsection & Quality Plans
12 Evidence fabricator complied with a quality management system. AS/NZS 1554.1:2011 section 1.7.1 Copy of ISO 3834 part 2 or 3 certificate issued by a Certifying Body, or fabricator’s quality documentation reviewed by a third party welding engineer/inspector demonstrating compliance with ISO 3834
13 Evidence of following items are addressed to contract specification and/or NZS 3404.1 and AS/NZS 1554:
a) Welding consumables for earthquake resisting structures
b) Weld access holes
c) Welding of continuity stiffeners in earthquake resisting members
NZS 3404.1:2009 section NZS 3404.1:2009 section NZS 3404.1:2009 section
Quality Plans