Regional Model Competency Standards: Welding services

Economic growth in the industrial sector means the need to meet skills gaps in welding services has become critical. Welding can be a highly dangerous occupation, due to exposure to fumes and gases, and working conditions that may require working in hazardous places, such as heights or in confined spaces. It is critical that occupational safety and health measures are incorporated into all aspects of the work.

These Regional Model Competency Standards for Welding Services have been developed by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. They constitute a set of benchmarks that define the skills, knowledge and attributes required to perform welding work. The standards are designed to be used as a basis for developing national standards and as a regional reference point.