Australian Standard AS 3978-2003 Non-Destructive Testing - Visual Inspection of Metal Products and Components - Western Australia


You may need to comply with this standard if you intend to visually inspect metal products and components or intend to become qualified as an inspector.

This standard specifies procedures for visual inspection of metal products and components, with specific reference to welded components, steel castings, and corroded metal surfaces. It contains requirements for the qualification of inspectors, for the viewing and illumination of items being inspected, and makes recommendations for the use of approved visual aids to optimise recognition of surface features.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

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Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Operating address: Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 100
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Phone: 08 9358 8002
Fax: 08 9358 8000
Website: Resources Safety (Opens in new window)