Engineering Certification: delivering expertise from beginning to end


British Engineering Services is a UKAS accredited certification body

ISO 9001 certificates are issued by Accredited Certification Bodies to suppliers operating quality management systems which are in line with these International Standards. They provide customers with a clear view that their supplier (or potential supplier) has a basic systematic approach to the business and that a Certification Body of integrity is overseeing the system by regular surveillance visits.

Achievement of ISO 9001 certification has, therefore, become a basic 'entry' requirement for many suppliers, particularly those wishing to export and/or to meet the conditions imposed by major purchasers or purchasers with special responsibilities to the public.

The scope adopted by British Engineering Services concentrates on areas of its engineering expertise, particularly in Metals, Plastics (including GRP), Fabrication, Machinery, Lifts and in the General Manufacturing and Engineering Services fields.

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Delivering expertise from beginning to end

Our expert teams of Chartered Engineers, Technical Engineering Specialists and Engineer Surveyors provide engineering specialist services alongside the statutory examinations required by law.

These services play a key role in managing risk, protecting people and improving operational efficiency.

We examine everything from lifts, elevators, escalators, cranes and window cleaning equipment through to pressure plant, boilers, air conditioning units and ventilation systems.

We can also provide support through every stage of the equipment lifecycle. We carry out tests, conduct audits and prepare detailed reports on whether an item meets the design specification prior to being put into service. We can also conduct a ‘prior to purchase’ examination for customers if required.

Our experts sit on UK and international standards committees, which provides invaluable knowledge when it comes to checking that work conforms to the relevant standards.

"We examine everything from lifts, elevators, escalators, cranes and window cleaning equipment through to pressure plant, boilers, air conditioning units and ventilation systems."

Our engineering special services cover a wide range of plant assessment, verification and testing and are broken down into the key areas of:

Externally Certified Activities
  • Pressure Equipment Directive Activities
  • Simple Pressure Vessels Directive Activities
  • Machinery and Lift Directive Activities
  • ASME Certification Mark Services
  • Certification Services
    • ISO 9001 Certification
    • Construction Products Regulation (Structural Metallic Products - EN1090) 

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Other Activities

  • Thermography
  • Prior to purchase inspections, performance testing and certification (including proof load or hydraulic)
  • ‘Fitness for use’ certification and other assessment activities or ‘one-off’ examinations of boiler and pressure plant
  • Inspection of plant during manufacture, installation or testing
  • ‘Fitness for use’ certification and other assessment activities or ‘one-off’ examinations
  • Quality System Certification against BS EN ISO 3834.
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A one-stop solution focused on technical excellence

Many of our Engineers Surveyors are skilled in multiple disciplines. This keeps costs down and maximises efficiency as we can send one person to a customer's site that other inspection companies will need to send two or more. It is a one-stop solution focused on technical excellence, designed to satisfy all of our customers’ engineering needs. With our support, it is possible to improve safety performance while reducing plant and machinery downtime, extending their operational life.

Alongside new installations or refurbishment projects, we work with our customers to devise bespoke inspection regimes and Written Schemes of Examination. This is a regulatory requirement for pressure systems that fall under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000. Our schemes can help minimise disruption by extending inspection periodicities.

To help manage the risk of a fault developing in an electrical system, we offer Thermographic Risk Assessments. Our reports identify hidden defects and identify problems before they develop into something serious. Our team of highly trained and certified Engineer Surveyors are specialists in the use of thermographic cameras and the interpretation of the data and images produced. 

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Our credentials

Health & Safety can be a challenging area for many of our customers and we offer a wide range of support. Our special services cover water hygiene and legionella assessments, indoor air quality, local exhaust ventilation monitoring and general training. We advise on noise regulations and carry out noise assessments.

The high standard of our special services is maintained through a system of regular internal and external auditing by United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) for ISO/IEC 17020/021/025 accreditations and Notified Body activities, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC). Technical excellence is further maintained by investing in the latest technology, like boroscopes, thermographic imaging and phased array scanning.

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