Working groups

EWJI has a long tradition of working on common topics for the water jetting industry across Europe.

In fact, EWJI produced a variety of technical documents that were very useful for the industry: a multilingual dictionary of the industry, a guide on Health and Safety for water jetting work,…

This work must continue, as the water jetting industry evolves quickly. We need EWJI to move on the very same rhythm, helping the water jetting companies, workers and associations from all over Europe.

As new technologies become very familiar to our daily life, we can use them to improve the work of our Technical Committee, to move on faster and to give a better support to the European water jetting industry all together.

Even more, in order to be able to reach a set of different topics that are of interest for EWJI and its members, the Technical Committee will start to work on 2013 with a new and improved methodology: the working groups.

With the approval and support of its Board, the Technical Committee of EWJI will have now 6 different working groups, focused on specific topics.

 

Working groups

 

  • Asset integrity: some ideas shared by the professionals for this working group could be:
    • Develop an inspection methodology
    • Promote automatization
    • Standardized requirements across Europe for the companies

 

  • Communication and marketing: some ideas shared by the professionals for this working group could be:
    • Elaborate some general marketing materials which can be used by the industry at European level to promote itself
    • Create a regular flow of communication and news related to the industry at European level
    • Help members to achieve more visibility

 

  • Education and training: some ideas shared by the professionals for this working group could be:
    • Analyse the current best practices in Europe related to education and training of workers
    • Define an itinerary for the education and the materials for the training of workers
    • Create an European Professional Card for the workers of the industry and give the tools to National Associations to implement it

 

  • Environment: some ideas shared by the professionals for this working group could be:
    • Identify the key environmental challenges and opportunities related with water jetting
    • Foster safe environmental methods and procedures related with water jetting
    • Encourage the recycling of water, when possible, and the dissemination about waste streams related with operations

 

  • Equipment and technology: some ideas shared by the professionals for this working group could be:
    • Compile a summary of standards and regulations related with the industry
    • Elaborate simple documents (check-list style) for easy verification of equipment
    • Propose new standards and/or the harmonization of existing best practices

 

  • Health and safety: some ideas shared by the professionals for this working group could be:
    • Identify the key health and safety challenges related with water jetting
    • Foster the highest health and safety standards, methods and procedures for water jetting
    • Encourage the automatization of operations or any other alternatives that help to stay out of the line of fire

 

  • Regulation: some ideas shared by the professionals for this working group could be:
    • Follow-up on general regulations at European level
    • Promote an accreditation scheme for the companies, identified with each one of the key applications areas
    • Be actively involved on the development of the Services Passport for the services related with water jetting and its applications

 

To get more information and access to the documentation of each working group, visit the section working groups of the private area (only for athorized members).