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Quality and Accreditation

MB Inspection’s service is borne out of its skill, knowledge and experience and it is delivered with integrity and discipline through its accredited and certified management systems.

Our inspection and technical services are safety critical for our clients and deserve to be delivered to the highest standards.  In consequence MB Inspection’s inspection systems and testing laboratory systems are constructed against appropriate standards and assured to conform to those standards through UKAS accreditation.

For inspection activities MB Inspection is a UKAS accredited inspection body No. 0070 and also a UKAS accredited inspection body No. 0143.  For test laboratory activity it is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1346 and also is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 2435.

The scopes of these accredited activities are summarised as follows but can be found in detail on the UKAS schedules.

Activity/ Standard


Summary Scope


Inspection Body

ISO/IEC 17020 (EN45004)


Drawing up and certifying Written Schemes of Examination and In-Service Examination of Pressure Systems

NDT by certified personnel – Ultrasonic, Radiography, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Dye Penetrant Inspection, IRIS (UT) Tube Inspection and CENTEST (Eddy Current) tube inspection


Inspection Body

ISO/IEC 17020 (EN45004)


NDT by certified personnel – Ultrasonic, Radiography, Magnetic Particle Inspection and Dye Penetrant Inspection.


Testing Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025


Metals & Weldments – Tensile, Bend, Hardness, Impact, Macro/ microstructures.

In the Great Yarmouth laboratory


Testing Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025


Metals & Weldments – Elemental analysis, Corrosion Tests, Tensile, Bend, Hardness, Impact, Grain size,  Macro/ microstructures, Replica Macro/ microstructures.

Tensile testing of Reinforcing Bar and Fasteners.

In the Aberdeen laboratory


Activities not included in the inspection activities, including structural inspection, corrosion management activities and a range of specialist inspection methods are not included in the accreditation schedules but are managed to systems of equivalent standard.

The ISO 9002 quality management systems for Welder and Weld Procedure Qualification, Heat Treatment and Pressure Testing are certified by BSI Quality Assurance, certificate No. FS 22711

MB Inspection’s quality systems are subject to continuous improvement in order to increase their scope and effectiveness.

For additional information please contact:


Dave Close    Quality Assurance Manager

Phone:    +44 (0)1642 613660   
E-mail:    [email protected]

or either

Mike Pursell   Engineering Inspection Technical Authority

Phone:    +44 (0)1224 202600   
E-mail:    [email protected]




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