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10 July, 2013

UKAS Pilot Project Update – July 2013

Following the announcement of a pilot programme leading to accreditation of applicants involved in performing inspection of components supplied to new nuclear power plants or those who perform in-service inspection in existing nuclear power plants, the UKAS pilot assessments of applicants have now commenced.

The assessments will be conducted against the international standard for inspection ISO / IEC 17020. The scope of accreditation will be limited to those inspection activities that the applicants are currently actively involved in and are able to demonstrate competent performance to UKAS.

The applicants to the pilot programme are (in alphabetical order):

AMEC Inspection Validation Centre
Bureau Veritas UK Limited
Lloyds Register Apave Ltd
TUV UK Limited

The assessments will continue over the next 6 -9 months and following successful assessments the accreditation of applicant inspection bodies is expected to be announced in mid-2014.