Working groups

The Water Jetting Industry is already very specialized in Europe. In fact, there are several standards, regulations and industry agreements related with the different water jetting applications.

As Europe, and the World in general, becomes smaller and more connected, specialization on any activity needs to be a permanent effort, to search for the best practices, to improve health and safety, to watch for environmental aspects and to make sure the activity is sustainable, both for workers and companies.

And as the industry evolves quickly. EWJI needs to move on the very same rhythm, helping the water jetting companies, workers and associations from all over Europe.

To be able to produce deliverables related with several topics, which are of interest for the industry, EWJI proposes to organize its work through working groups.

Each one of these working groups will generally only meet in person once per year, and the rest of the meetings will be held by video conference.

The meetings in person will be, most probably, at the EWJI Annual Convention.

Each working group will be asked to present a list of topics, and keep it updated with any ideas/comments that may come.

From that list, the leader of the working groups together with all the professionals involved will choose a topic or a set of topics, and will define a deliverable with clear dates, scope and support needed.

The working groups are meant to be composed by volunteer professionals from the industry and the leadership of one spokesperson, to lead the group.

 

EWJI Working groups and their deliverables

 

Asset integrity

  • Develop an inspection methodology
  • Promote automatization
  • Standardized requirements across Europe for the companies

 

Communication and marketing

  • 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 the European level
  • Help members to achieve more visibility

 

Education and training

  • Analyze 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 a European Professional Card for the workers of the industry and give the tools to National Associations to implement it

 

Environment

  • Identify the key environmental challenges and opportunities related to water jetting
  • Foster safe environmental methods and procedures related to water jetting
  • Encourage the recycling of water, when possible, and the dissemination about waste streams related to operations

 

Equipment and technology

  • Compile a summary of standards and regulations related to 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

  • Identify the key health and safety challenges related to 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

  • 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 in the development of the Services Passport for the services related to water jetting and its applications

 

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