EUSR - Butt Fusion Welding

About EUSR - Butt Fusion Welding New Welders (2 day) or Experienced Welders (1 day)

This course is broken down and designed for candidates based on experience levels. Those candidates possessing little to no experience of welding Polyethylene Pipe by the means of Butt Fusion welding processes should select the 2 day course.  Experienced Butt Fusion Welders seeking certification or a refresher qualification should select the 1 day course.

Our safety training is mapped to both National Occupational Standards and EUSMUN10 (aligned to NCO).

Techniques are applicable to both types of materials, which are PE80 (MDPE) and PE100 (HDPE or HPPE). Materials are applicable to all sizes of pipe for both service and mains.

The course(s) can accommodate up to 8 delegates per day.

Course Objectives

  • Provide operators and supervisors with the best working practices for Butt Fusion Welding
  • Follow clear and concise instruction for Butt Fusion Welding techniques
  • Carry out Butt Fusion welding to meet specifications and guidance on or to the following:

WIS 4-32-08 June 2016 Issue 4

The fusion jointing of polyethylene pressure pipeline systems using PE80 (MDPE) and PE100 (HDPE or HPPE) materials.

EN12201 Pipe and Fittings

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure - Polyethylene (PE) - Part 2: Pipes

GIS/PL2-2:2014. GIS/PL2-2:

Polyethylene pipes & fittings for transport of natural gas and suitable manufactured gas – Part 2: Pipes for use at pressures.

National Occupational Standards EUSMUNC10

BS ISO 12176 – 2, Fusion equipment

HSG185 (H&S in excavations)


Manufacturer’s guidance

Who Will Benefit? 

Anyone who carries out, oversees, manages, signs off on or requires the knowledge of Butt Fusion Welding techniques.


  • EUSR photo id card with qualifaction stated on the back of card
  • Groundforce Training certificate of attendance (in addition to EUSR card) 

Additonal Information

  • This specialist course can be delivered at one of our nationwide training centres or on your site.
  • A sample scheme of work for these courses are available upon request.