Mon, 19 December, 2022
As part of the CSWIP suite of certifications, TWI Certification Ltd (TWI CL) is able to offer NDT operator certifications in compliance with the UK Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulation 2016, for which TWI CL is a Recognised Third Party Organisation (RTPO). Manufacturers of pressure equipment or assemblies that have been inspected by individuals with the relevant CSWIP certification have permission to place their products on the UK market.
Prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, TWI CL was an RTPO for the EU Pressure Equipment Directive (2014/68/EU) (PED), which enabled TWI CL to offer CSWIP certification in compliance with the EU PED. As such, those who gained a CSWIP NDT certificate post 01 January 2021 were not in compliance with the EU PED. Thus, any pressure equipment or assemblies inspected by a CSWIP NDT certificate holder (from this time period) could not be placed on the EU market.
However, we are delighted to announce that TWI CL has worked with multiple EU RTPOs to sign several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) and is now able to offer certification in compliance with the EU PED through our mutual recognition agreement. As part of this agreement, individuals requiring certification in compliance with the EU PED, can gain their certification through TWI CL and the partnership organisation. Those individuals requiring certification in compliance with the UK PESR can contact one of our partner EU RTPO's for certification and compliance through them with TWI CL.
More information about TWI CL operations as an RTPO and our mutual recognition agreements can be found here: https://www.cswip.com/certification/recognised-third-party-organisation