Polyethylene Butt Fusion Welding

Course Description:

This fully certified course has been developed in conjunction with Uisce Éireann.
It was developed as an upskilling initiative to meet the expansion of the use of Polyethylene Butt Fusion Welding in the Irish Construction sector.
The objective of this course is to provide learners who have previous experience in
Polyethylene Electro/Butt Fusion Welding with the skills to enable them to use Butt Fusion welding equipment to weld/join polyethylene pipe safely on potable water and waste water mains systems using Butt Fusion Techniques to IS EN 13067:2020 standard. This course also includes a module on Hydrostatic Pressure Testing & Chlorination/De-Chlorination. This is an on-site Classroom and Workshop course, and learners will need to be in attendance in full for the 5 days.

This course is fully endorsed by, and run in conjunction with Irish Water and the WWETB.

Who should attend ?

Employees who are currently working for a company that is actively working on Butt Fusion Projects.


5 - Day Training Duration

Contact Us

SALES: 051 844922
HIRE: 051 306910

Course Content:

  • Carry out pre-use safety and operational checks on equipment
  • Carry out pre-use checks on fittings in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  • Check pipes and fittings for defects and deficiencies
  • Have a strong understanding of the Uisce Éireann guidelines as laid out in the Code of Practice and standard detail drawings
  • Describe visual faults in Butt Fusion joints and know how to prevent faults. Explain the factors which affect the operation of fusion equipment
  • Apply the correct procedure for preparing pipes for jointing. Apply the correct procedure for butt-fusing pipes and fittings
  • Outline the requirements for documentation required by the main contractor in order to sign off on the finished water main.
  • Understand destructive testing requirements
  • Comprehend pre-requisites for chlorination and sterilisation
  • Understand the pressure testing procedure requirements carried out post installation
  • Understand the Drinking Water System and the process of clean drinking water from source to supply
  • Perform Hydrostatic Pressure Testing as per IGN/DVGW specifications
  • Adhere to IGN and DVGW specifications for chlorination


This course is being funded for those who are
eligible (Irish PPS no) under the Skills to Advance
Initiative (STA). STA is a SOLAS Initiative in
partnership with WWETB and supported by
Government. STA aims to equip employees with
the skills to progress in their current job, or to take advantage of new job opportunities.

Course Certification:

On successful completion of the course, the learners will receive a: Polyethylene Butt Fusion Welding Certificate
Certified to IS EN 13067: 2020
Also you will recieve a certificate and card for Hydrostatic Pressure Testing

See below for available dates and to make a booking.

Note: A €300.00 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPACE under the following obligations:
1. Deposit to be paid within 3 days of Booking to guarantee space
2. Cancellation by trainee – 7 days notice (deposit refundable)
3. Deposit is non-refundable when trainee does not attend the arranged training date
4. Once you attend the course in full the €300 deposit will be returned

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Why choose egeplast Ireland?

At egeplast Ireland Ltd, our trainers have an Engineering background, and real, on-site experience. Our training facility uses the latest technology’s and accessories. We are endorsed and fully supported by industry-leading Polyethylene companies; egeplast International GmbH, is the largest privately owned, and technologically most advanced PE Pipe mills in Europe, Friatec AG, one of Europe’s leading Buttfusion Fittings manufacturers, and Ritmo Plastic Welding technology, one of Europe’s leading Pipe Welding Machinery and Electrofusion & Butt fusion equipment manufacturers.

Before comparing with other providers of Electro Fusion training in Ireland, ask them:

  • Which polyethylene pipe manufacturer, polyethylene pipe fittings manufacturer, or equipment manufacturer supports their training course?
  • Are they listed suppliers to Irish Water?
  • Are their trainers from an Engineering background?
  • Do they have real on-site experience?

We train and conduct regular seminars with leading Consulting Engineers all over Ireland, and have been at the forefront of the Irish Polyethylene market for many years. We try to ensure that our Buttfusion Welding courses are future-proofed, by using our knowledge and experience to keep up-to-date with all of the latest standards and accreditations. Our interest in providing these courses is not financial. We wish to ensure that Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings are correctly welded in line with the latest Irish Water & Manufacturer specifications.