In addition to providing formal UK Approved Body certification to the new UKCA regulations, HPi is an accredited INSPECTION BODY, compliant with ISO 17020:2012.
HPiVS’ unique Inspection Body identification number, as issued by UKAS, is 0328.
This accreditation entitles the company to act as a Competent Body under a variety of national regulations.
Competent Body is the name given to an organisation that has been appointed by the UK Government to examine products to one or more IN-SERVICE regulations. This is a different to an Approved Body for the certification & UKCA marking of equipment before it is put into service.
HPiVS works both for new equipment and in-service and may carry out examination work anywhere that appropriat regulations apply.
HPiVS frequently conducts Competent Body for the following UK Regulations:
- LOLER – UK Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (1998)
- PSSR – UK Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (2000)
HPiVS offers, for the above regulations, the following:
- Inspection and certification services
- Training seminars.
- Compliance audits of client operations