Supporting Africa with critical training
Worldpoly, a leading manufacturer of high-quality HDPE pipe welding equipment, is on track to open a new poly welding school in Ghana. The school will serve as an educational centre for Ghana and neighbouring African countries, providing key training and education in butt welding. As a company with over 60 years industry experience and a local presence, Worldpoly are perfectly positioning to provide support.
Butt welding is critical skill for the manufacture and installation of polyethylene pipes used in various industries, including water supply, gas distribution, and mining. On a mine site, a single failure on a wash pipe can cost the company over $1,000,000 in revenue per day, and with HDPE joins supposedly stronger than the pipe segment itself, there’s really no excuses for the downtime. The process involves joining two pieces of high-density polyethylene pipe by heating the ends and pressing them together under carefully calculated temperature, time and pressure.
Taking Australian qualifications abroad
Australia has an excellent butt welding reputation worldwide, so there’s plenty to offer in terms of knowledge and practical experience. The unit of study for butt welding is typically delivered to plumbers, engineers, and other poly plastic professionals, providing them with the necessary skills to work in the polyethylene pipe welding industry. The new school in Ghana will provide a practical training package, which includes a one-day intensive of basic butt welding derived from a similar unit of Australian study. Upon completion, students will receive a Worldpoly OEM certificate, a globally recognised industry certification.
Worldpoly’s decision to base the school in Ghana is part of its broader mission of developing Australian trade skills in remote countries. The company already operates similar schools in Myanmar, Spain, and Argentina with huge success. This launch in Ghana is a significant milestone for Worldpoly, and the company is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of people in the region. With its world-class training program, the school will provide a platform for economic growth and development, enabling individuals and businesses to thrive in the polyethylene pipe welding industry.