The TÜV Austria Group has been active nationally and internationally since 1872, being able to demonstrate its competence by gaining a multitude of accreditations, notifications and authorisations.TÜV Austria is noted for being notified body No. 0408 for many EU directives and an accredited body for testing and inspection, for product certification, for personnel, for calibration, for certification of management systems and for approval and inspection of pressure equipment. Affiliated companies concentrating on training and education as well as providing a consultancy and advisory service have extended the service spectrum.
APRAGAZ is one of the most dynamic inspection bodies with a European spirit. It is an accreditated BELTEST/BELCERT EN45001-45004-45011 and Notified Body in Europe.The inspection body APRAGAZ was founded in 1929 by The Owners' Association of Vessels for compressed, liquefied or dissolved gas, whose purpose is to guarantee the security of use of gas vessels.
Since 1872, Vinçotte is among the leading Belgian companies in quality, safety and environmental services. In 1989, Vinçotte merged with AIB, another strong Belgian company with roots dating back to the 19th century.Vinçotte now has 1,700 employees, 14 offices in different parts of the world and a consolidated turnover of 125 million euros. The company’s name and logo were changed from AIB-Vinçotte to Vinçotte in 2004. Vinçotte offers a wide range of certification, inspection, control and training services. As a result of this broad spectrum, the company feels at home anywhere. Both individuals and multinationals are offered peace of mind thanks to the one-stop-shopping solution. Internationally, Vinçotte leads the way with state-of-the-art technologies, while constantly scouring the globe for fresh opportunities. During the initial phase, Belgian experts supervise local technicians in the given country until they are ready to operate independently during the second phase, while they are still able to count on the necessary support and exchange of know-how.
The State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance (SAMTS) was established by royal decree in 1917, and is the major authority for market surveillance.SAMTS is responsible for implementation of government policy in the field of metrology market surveillance in the scope of New Approach Directives, technical inspection of high-risk equipment, and designation of Conformity Assessment Bodies.
Strojírenský zkušební ústav, s.p. (SZU) – Engineering Test Institute, Public Enterprise, with its headquarters in Brno and its branches in Jablonec nad Nisou (Czech Republic) and Nitra (Slovakia), is one of the largest testing, inspection and certification organizations in the Czech Republic.SZU acts as Notified Body 1015 of the European Community for conformity assessment acc. to 15 European Directives. In addition to conformity assessment, SZU offers to its customers professional services of the testing laboratory, certification body for certification of products, management systems and personnel, and also acts as an inspection body and calibration laboratory.SZU is, inter alia, an accredited laboratory of „Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas-und Wasserfaches (DVGW)“ and „UIAA“ accredited testing laboratory for all climbing equipment.In addition to the internal market of the European Union, SZU has been developing its activities also to other territories where, among others, it can ensure for its customers a provision of documents necessary for marketing of their products to the market of the European Union, as well as the certificates required for export to a number of non-European countries: Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, South Korea, India, China, Taiwan, Egypt and South America.
FORCE Technology is among the leading technological consulting and service companies in Denmark and internationally. We make a targeted effort to sell highly specialized engineering knowledge for practical and cost-effective solutions to a wide range of industries. The solutions enhance customer and industrial insight that we have acquired over more than 70 years. FORCE Technology is accredited to perform testing, calibration, chemical analyses, inspection, certification including activities as a notified body according to relevant European Directives.FORCE Technology has established the independent certifying Body FORCE-Dantest CERT Certification and Inspection Body FORCE Certification A/S.
The Inspecta group is the leading provider of inspection, testing and certification services in the Nordic area with more than 1000 employees in Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States. Our services are inspection, testing, certification, measurement, consulting and training. We help our clients to improve their safety and environmental work and to obtain a high availability and quality.Inspecta is able to offer unique services to companies operating in Sweden, Finland and the Baltic region. We are market leaders in all three geographic areas and we can efficiently serve a common Nordic industrial structure in the fields of energy, process and engineering industry as well as the real-estate sector.
APAVE is specialised in risk management, offering a wide range of technical and intellectual services: technical inspection and assistance, building controls, testing and assessment, training, and consulting. All of these services aim to optimise company performance and to enhance the safety for people and goods alike.200,000 customers trust APAVE to reduce their risk. 8,000 risk management professionals, including 6,000 engineers and technicians, can be relied on in 130 branches, 8 laboratories and test centres, and 102 training centres.
Inspection of plant requiring monitoring; Elevators, pressure vessels and explosive plant; Electrical and building services; Water protection; Test laboratories for machines and devices; Testing of hazardous goods and hazardous substances; Materials testing and damage analysis.
TÜV NORD Systems occupies a leading role in the testing of technical plant and systems, location-wide consultation on basic technical questions, special testing and assessments. As an approved monitoring organisation, the company offers its testing services nationwide. The focal areas of the work include pressure device systems subject to monitoring, system technology, electronics and control technology, conveyor technology, tank systems and material technology and damage assessment.For the overall support of customers, the range of services has been extended to acceptance testing and recurrent testing. If required, customers can be assisted in product development from the planning phase through to production, in the strict maintenance of quality and timing requirements. Specialists of the company are also employed throughout Europe and overseas.TÜV NORD Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a company of the TÜV NORD GROUP.
TÜV Rheinland: The international service provider for quality and safety. With 490 locations worldwide, TÜV Rheinland is one of the world's leading groups of companies providing technical services. At the heart of the company, which was founded in 1872, is the sustainable development of safety and quality in the interaction between man, technology and the environment.Key to the company and its staff is the philosophy that social and industrial development cannot be achieved without technical progress. In this respect, the safe and responsible use of technical innovations, products and facilities is crucial.As an independent third party, TÜV Rheinland concentrates its market activities on different core sectors - ranging from automotive and trade to energy, telecommunications, banks and disposal. The company provides around 2,500 services in its six Business Streams: Industrial Services, Mobility, Products, Life Care, Education and Consulting, and Systems.
TÜV SÜD is a leading technical service corporation catering to the INDUSTRY, MOBILITY and CERTIFICATION Segments . Its range of services embraces consultancy, inspection, tests and expert reports as well as certification and training. Our objectives are reliability, safety and quality, environmental protection and profitability. By providing these services, TÜV SÜD delivers competitive edge to its clients throughout the world. Founded in 1866 as a steam boiler inspection association, the TÜV SÜD Group has evolved into a global, future-oriented enterprise.At present, about 19,000 employees around the world are committed to optimizing technology, systems and know-how. In 2012, TÜV SÜD increased its consolidated revenue from EUR 1.68 billion to EUR 1.82 billion – a year-on-year growth of more than eight per cent. TÜV SÜD AG is not listed on the stock exchange. It is owned by TÜV SÜD e.V. and the TÜV SÜD Foundation, which hold 74.9 % and 25.1 % of the shares respectively.The range of TÜV SÜD services in the INDUSTRY Segment extends from support in ensuring the safe and reliable operation of industrial plants, buildings and infrastructure to testing of rolling stock, signalling systems and rail infrastructure. The TÜV SÜD experts in the MOBILITY Segment provide vehicle inspection and exhaust tests and support manufacturers in automotive design and development and in applications for international approval of new models and components. The CERTIFICATION Segment tests products throughout the world to ensure their marketability and market entry and certifies management systems across all sectors of industry; TÜV SÜD further offers a wide range of training for staff in the industry, trade and public sectors.
The Association of Technical Inspection Agencies (VdTÜV) represents the interests of the Technical Inspection Agencies (TÜV) as well as of some renowned industrial concerns in Berlin and Brussels.TÜV - Members:- TÜV SÜD AG - TÜV Rheinland AG - TÜV Technische Überwachung Hessen GmbH - TÜV NORD AG - TÜV Saarland e.V. - TÜV Thüringen e.V.Industry Members:- BASF SE - INFRACOR GmbH Associated Members:- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG - Germanischer Lloyd SE - Technische Überwachungsstelle der Bundeswehr - TÜV AUSTRIA The services of VdTÜV consist of a.o.: - cooperating with national and international committees, at national level and Federal States (Bundesländer) level, as well as notified bodies at European level; - supervising working parties for the exchange of experience; - organising events (e.g. TÜV forums or technical expert days); - publishing information materials. - advising parliaments and ministries, as well as public and private organisations at national and international level.
MKEH (Hungarian Trade Licensing Office) is a body of the state administration functioning as a Central Office subordinated to the Ministry for National Economy. MKEH has a central organization and seven (7) regional authorities of metrology and safety technology.The regional authorities of metrology and safety technology among others issue licences for establishment and putting into operation of industrial installations such as pressure equipments and systems, power stations, fuel filling stations, storage facilities for dangerous liquids and melts, high voltage electrical transmission lines, gas appliances for industrial processes. The regional authorities supervise the technically safe operation of the above mentioned installations and establishments.
INAIL - The Workers Compensation Authority - pursues several objectives: the reduction of accidents at work, the insurance of workers involved in risky activities; the re-integration in the labour market and in social life of work accident victims.This type of insurance, compulsory for all employers hiring workers in activities which the law defines as risky, protects workers from any kind of damage resulting from work related accidents and occupational diseases freeing employers from any civil liability.
Provides abroad range of services for: Certification, Risk management, Technical Advisory, Training, Inspection and Audits.
Liftinstituut is the leading Dutch lnstitution for safety inspections of lifts, elevating and transport equipment, fairground attractions, escalators and similar installations. We are objective, independent and very professional.Liftinstituut certifies products and quality systems. We also organise safety trainings and provide consultancy services on technical safety in general, and the Lift and Machinery Directives in particular.
The Transportation Technical Supervision (TDT) is responsible for technical safety inspection on technical devices, such as: railway and road tanks, pressure devices, overhead cranes, cranes, lifting jack, cable railway, ski lifts, hoisting winch. TDT checks MOT stations with respect to equipment and local conditions, and inspects personnel applying for diagnostic certification. TDT certifies management systems with regard to conformity with the following standards: ISO 9001: 2000, series ISO 3834:2005, ISO 14001:2004, PN-N-18001:2004 (OHAS), EN 12408:2004. TDT certifies products and services with regard to conformity with standards, codes and regulations (directives: 87/404/EEC; 97/23/EC; 98/37/EC; 2000/9/EC; 95/16/EC; 1999/36/CE). Notified Body number 1468.
The Office of Technical Inspection (UDT) is an organization appointed by the Polish government to assure technical safety of technical equipment through inspections of pressure equipment and lifting equipment. This challenge is realized with the help of 29 regional branches, covering the whole territory of Poland and the Central Laboratory of UDT.Over 1500 people are employed, among them more than 1000 competent engineers are focused on supervising more than 1 million pieces of equipment, performing ca. 600.000 technical tests yearly.UDT activity is in line with European harmonization activities. The in-house certification body UDT-CERT offers accredited services of products, personnel and management systems certification. UDT is notified to 12 European Directives (NB 1433) and its staff continuously improve their expertise as trainers, lecturers and students of the UDT Academy.
Founded in 1965, as a non profit organization, and initially focused mostly on the welding construction sector - an important and innovative technology, at that time, for the industry development - ISQ widened its range of activities during the early 1980s to include other sectors such as environment, safety, metrology, construction and electrical equipment inspections, and safety testing, Quality always being the common factor. ISQ is a technical inspection and testing organization, providing premier technical services to assure quality and safety of constructions worldwide. Presently with more than 700 people, we offer expertise to the specific markets we serve while applying core competencies and skills to all our work. With over half of its members' staff being graduated engineers, ISQ has developed special know-how, and is able to offer a complete set of services including Technical Assistance and Inspections, combined with Vocational Training, supported by RTD (Research and Technological Develo
CNCIR main business is conducting tests and conducting technical analyses (CAEN code 7120 - ed. rev. 2/2008- technical analysis and testing).(1) Other activities can be achieved only when through these activities CNCIR impartiality is not prejudiced required under the technical verification process for authorizing the operation and technical checks in use. (2) In order to achieve its object of activity, CNCIR carries the following main activities: a) Use of technical checks carried out on equipment / installations listed in annex 2 of Law no. 64/2008, as amended and supplemented, under the terms of the technical requirements; b) carry out technical inspections to authorize the operation of installations and equipment provided in Appendix 1 to Government Decree no. 1.340/2001 on organization and operation of National Company for Checking and Approval of Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Hoisting Equipment, as amended and supplemented, under the terms of the technical requirements, except the provisions set out in section 5 of the same annex; c) Makes technical checks in use in installations and equipment that require determination of the duration of remaining life, under the terms of the technical requirements; d) Check the documentation of repair installations and equipment set out in Annex 2 of Law no. 64/2008 with subsequent amendments, related to the requirements and conditions established in the technical requirements; e) Makes - under the law and in compliance with the requirements in the technical regulation - technical verifications in use, after repair and set the following technical verification in use;f) Conducts laboratory tests and technical examinations.Upon accession in January 2012, the National Company for checking and approval of boilers, pressure vessels and hoisting equipment - CNCIR S.A. – had implemented SR EN ISO 9001/2008. Throughout this year, the company has achieved its objectives for 2012 by certifying its own management systems, as follows:- SR EN ISO 14001/2005 - Environmental Management Systems- SR EN ISO 18001/2008 - Management Systems for Occupational Health and Safety- pending certification - ISO 27001/2006 - Information security management systems, thus leading to an improved image of the organization outward.Recently, the company has been accredited by the National Accreditation Body of Greece - ESYD Greece in the volunteer sector on the standard 17020, thus becoming the only accredited inspection body in Romania.
The State Inspection Body for Control of Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Hoisting Equipment - ISCIR - is the specialized body of the Romanian central administration, with juridical personality, subordinated to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business Environment.Its main activity is to ensure, on behalf of the state, the measures for safe operation of the pressure installations, hoisting equipment and fuel consuming appliances covered by its specific technical legislation.For accomplishing its objectives, ISCIR performs the following functions:a) as an authority which ensures the control of the compliance with the requirements of the specific regulations and the technical verification and authorization regime;b) as a regulatory entity which ensures the drawing up of documents with normative character;c) as an institution of public representation which ensures the cooperation and exchange of information, at national and international level, in its field of activity.In the year 2000 ISCIR became a member with full rights of CEOC International.ISCIR has a quality management system, recertified in November 2009 in conformity with SR EN ISO 9001/2008.The head unit and the 15 ISCIR territorial inspectorates are connected through the internet and an intranet network.
TECHNICKÁ INŠPEKCIA, a. s. according to § 14 part 1 of the Act no. 124/2006 Coll. performs the following activities: • verification of professional competence of employer for expert inspections and expert tests and repairs of classified technical equipment, filling of pressure vessel for gas transportation including motor vehicle tanks and issuance of authorisations for mentioned activities • inspection, management and evaluation and/or performance of repeated official test and other test of classified technical equipment including marking of classified technical equipment and issuance of relevant documents • verification of professional competence of natural persons who will carry out tests, expert inspections and expert test, repairs and operation of classified technical equipment, and issuance of certificates for the mentioned activities • evaluation whether technical equipment, material, project documentation of construction with technical equipment including the changes of documentation, documen
The Swiss Association for Technical Inspections is a private, independent institution that inspects around 50,000 technical installations and equipment, approximately 2,500 kilometers of natural gas and oil pipelines and 12,000 transportation tankers for both rail and road, as well as a large number of packaging types and compressed gas containers. It receives contracts from the Swiss federal government and the cantons on a mandate basis. SVTI/ASIT is made up from five departments with different duties and markets o Pressure Vessel Inspectorate; o Swiss Federal Inspectorate for Pipelines o Swiss Federal Inspectorate of Dangerous Goods o Nuclear Inspectorate o Federal Inspectorate for LiftsSVTI/ASIT is a non-profit organization whose primary purposes are: o the prevention of accidents, breakdowns and damage, o the elimination of hazards in connection with the transportation and storage of dangerous goods, o the elimination of hazards in the manufacture and operation of all types of techn
UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.
The Lloyd's Register Group is an organisation that works to enhance safety and approve assets and systems at sea, on land and in the air. We check that assets and systems work so that people and communities around the world can get on with everyday life. We are driven by a strong sense that what we are doing matters.To make this happen, we set, uphold and apply high technical standards of design, manufacture, construction, maintenance, operation and performance across many industries to the benefit of many businesses.Lloyd's Register stands apart: independent, objective, experienced and uncompromising in our commitment to help clients. To be independent, an organisation must ultimately be free to make its own decisions, despite the inevitable commercial and government pressures - we are and we do. "
The UK representation, the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed), is one of the three ‘Association Members’, who also has member companies who carry out inspection and certification activities. SAFed is pleased to announce an additional member accredited to ISO 17020, Engineering Safety Inspections Services Ltd.SAFed activity this year has included the following: • Raising profile with Government and Non-government organisations, the regulatory authority and Parliament. • Developing and publishing industry best practice and guidance on Lifts, Escalators, Vehicle Tail Lifts, and Pressure SystemsIn addition SAFed has worked with the Health and Safety Executive and others on topics such as Control of Major Accident Hazard (COMAH) Sites, fixed rail passenger transport systems, pressure systems, Health and safety Passport Schemes and a number of minor projects.