What is Visual Testing?
Visual testing is a Non-Destructive Testing method by which reflected or transmitted light from a test object is imaged with a light sensitive device (e.g. the human eye!).
What are the responsibilities of a individual who is certified to Visual Level 1?
An individual certified to Visual Level 1 has to demonstrate competence to carry out NDT according to written instructions and under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel. Within the scope of competence defined on the certificate, Visual Level 1 personnel may be authorised by the employer to perform the following in accordance with NDT instructions:
- Set up Visual Testing equipment;
- Perform the Visual Inspection tests;
- Record and classify the results of the tests according to written criteria;
- Report the results
Level 1 certified personnel shall neither be responsible for the choice of test method or technique to be used, nor for the interpretation of test results.