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

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

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