Haprotech consultancy means that you are bringing expertise to your organisation. Our staff are professionals with a wide experience in the specialisms shown below. We have gained this experience during projects that have been carried out for various national and international companies. Your customer expects you to supply a quality product. There are a great many aspects that have a direct influence on the quality of your product, but do you have all the necessary know-how in-house?
Haprotech Consultancy offers:
Advice for quality systems ISO 9001
Safety adviser for hazardous substances
This is aimed at all quality aspects of welding:
Guarantee of quality
Haprotech Consultancy can identify potential quality problems at an early stage and prevent high costs later on. The investment that you make is often many times less than the possible costs of repairs, guarantees and damage to your reputation. We use a systematic and multidisciplinary approach that results in clear priorities for quality improvement and documents the design choices made.
Many of our customers need support in calculating the costs. This is because welding costs are complex: wages costs, material costs, consumables, material preparation, research costs, qualification, etc. You can utilise our services
for estimating the costs of wages and materials in order to arrive at a correct offer.
Drawing up specifications
We provide support in describing and approving welding methods. Technical welding specifications stating what is to be achieved must be drawn up in order to be able to control the process correctly. All wishes and attention points such as welder qualifications, welding methods and scope of testing are described in a functional specification. A good functional specification can to a large extent prevent a lack of clarity and/or unexpected additional costs at a later stage! Haprotech Consultancy has a great deal of experience with drawing up specifications and can therefore specifically examine various attention points before production is started, the object being to eliminate risks and prevent a possible lack of clarity at a later stage.
We can also support you in assessing the quality. We assess whether welders are suitable for carrying out particular work and/or whether the welding methods used are suitable – in other words, whether all conditions required to achieve the desired result have been met.
If the specification complies with the requirements set then production can start. However, questions and/or doubts can still arise along the way. In such cases the saying "Better to turn back halfway than to get completely lost" applies. We can offer support or give a second opinion, but we can also provide advice on how to solve any problem that may arise, including a suitable repair method if required.
Failing to carry out checks is often regarded as a serious error on the part of the main contractor, who will be responsible for any repair costs. You can involve us if you want to have the work checked during the production stage. We have excellent relations with the various approval and certification institutes. At your request we will carry out on-site checks of your (sub)contractors both at home and abroad.
We have professional solutions for all your technical welding questions!
Advice for ISO 9001 quality systems
Haprotech Consultancy can support you in setting up or maintaining a quality system in accordance with ISO 9001 (version 2000 or 2008). Insight in your company processes and the interaction between these processes forms the basis for this. Work on continuous improvement can then take place. If you are interested in our services or products and want to experience our customer-oriented approach and our qualities then please contact us without any obligation. We will strive together with you to achieve a better result.
Do your employees breathe in poisonous welding fumes? Our consultant will investigate whether the amount of welding fumes that your employees inhale is permissible. You will also be advised on how the situation can be improved should this be necessary.
Working Conditions covers a very broad field including noise, working at heights or in enclosed spaces, work using computer screens, sickness absence and accident analysis. These are just some of the many subjects relating to working conditions and occupational health. Our safety expert can support you with problems in this field.
Are hazardous substances used or stored in your company? Our safety expert will give you support in drawing up an inventory of the substances present and the corresponding risks. If there are significant risks then a plan of approach including measures to reduce the risks will be drawn up in consultation with you.
Setting up and/or maintaining a VCA system takes up a great deal of your precious time. Our safety expert has extensive experience with setting up and managing VCA systems and can quickly relieve you of a lot of work.
Safety adviser for hazardous substances
A company is obliged to appoint a safety adviser for hazardous substances if:
- it transports hazardous substances (quantities above the exemption limit of the ADR);
- and/or it packages, loads, fills or unloads hazardous substances directly before or after transportation.
The most important tasks of the safety adviser are:
- checking whether regulations concerning the transport, packaging, loading, filling and unloading of hazardous substances are being complied with;
- providing the company with advice about work relating to the transport, packaging, loading, filling and unloading of hazardous substances;
- drawing up an annual report about activities relating to the transport, packaging, loading, filling and unloading of hazardous substances;
- carrying out checks and providing information about the required procedures and the required training of personnel.
The safety adviser must be in possession of a suitable training certificate for the transport of hazardous substances. A safety adviser without this certificate is not acceptable. Smaller companies are not always able to employ a safety adviser. For this reason it is also possible to appoint a person to the function of safety adviser who is not a member of the company. This is on condition that this adviser actually does carry out these tasks.
You can hire the services of an external safety adviser from Haprotech Consultancy. We can offer you a custom-made contract based on your company processes and wishes.