Paragraph 21 of the Essential safety requirements (schedule 2) of the Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2014/68/EU requires that for pressure equipment in categories II, III and IV, operating procedures and personnel shall be approved by a competent third party which, at the manufacturer’s discretion, may be an Approved Body or RTPO.

HP-CEproof  Ltd is an Approved Body accredited to approve procedures and personnel.

Designated standards for welding and brazing

These designated/harmonised standards include:

  • BS EN ISO 15614-1:2017
    Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials. Welding procedure test. Arc and gas welding of steels and arc welding of nickel and nickel alloys
  • BS EN ISO 9606-1:2017
    Qualification testing of welders. Fusion welding. Steels
  • BS EN 13134:2000
    Brazing. Procedure approval.
  • BS EN ISO 13585:2012
    Brazing. Qualification test of brazers and brazing operators

The certification process for approval of personnel

The following flowchart gives an overview of the certification process for the approval of personnel. For further details see full Certification Scheme following the link below:

Certification scheme for the qualification of welders and welding

If you would like a quotation for the approval of welding or brazing procedures or personnel, or any other Approved Body services please contact us by phone on +44 (0)1491 822818 or use our contact form.

If you request verification or further information as to whether an individual holds a current, valid certification and the scope of that certification please use our contact form.