CERTIFICATION SERVICES DIVISION
Re-establishing the General Technical Committee
The British Institute of NDT is re-establishing the General Technical Committee (GTC). The GTC is concerned with technical matters relating only to the certification of personnel engaged in non-destructive testing (NDT), and its members should therefore have relevant expertise in the industrial application of NDT or the training of personnel in the application of NDT.
Membership of the GTC shall be by the acceptance of nominations from NDT organisations and major industrial companies with a specific interest in the certification of the competence of NDT personnel.
Each organisation approved as a BINDT authorised qualifying body (AQB) shall nominate a representative, who will be an ordinary member of the GTC. Additional representatives of AQBs may participate in formally constituted GTC Working Groups (WG).
Ordinary members of the GTC shall retire after three years, but shall be eligible for re-nomination by the organisation(s) they represent. Member organisations may, at any time, change their nomination or nominate alternates by informing the Certification Manager in writing.
Any organisation that wishes to be involved in the GTC should contact Nicole Scutt, tel: +44 (0)1604 89 3856 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost or stolen certificates:
PCN number 315106, Certificate number issue 1.
Due to the forgery of a PCN certificate, the following candidate has had their certificate revoked and has been banned from attempting any PCN examination for a period of 12 months:
Name: Mario F X Nongsina, PCN no: 303399
All employers, agencies and users of NDT personnel are reminded to seek verification of PCN certification online at: http://www.bindt.org/PCN
New PCN ATO/AQB and extensions to scope:
Following initial audits for new ATO applications, the following organisation is now approved as an ATO for condition monitoring, covering vibration analysis categories 1 and 2:
SKF Solution Factory (Italy) S.p.A, Via Guido Rossa, 2, 10024 Moncalieri (TO), Italy
Contact: Franco Porzio. Tel: +39 11 620 3100; Email: email@example.com
The following ATOs/AQBs have been given continued accreditation following re-assessment and surveillance audits:
- Test NDT
- K2 Specialist Services
- NDT International (Singapore)
- SETSCO/Singapore Welding Society
- Aerospace Inspection Training
- African NDT Centre is now authorised to conduct courses in welds, eddy current Levels 1 and 2.
- NDT International is now authorised to conduct courses in welds, radiographic interpretation Levels 1 and 2.
- South West School of NDT is now authorised to conduct courses in welds/castings/forgings and wrought products, visual testing Levels 1 and 2.
- Test NDT is now authorised to conduct courses in eddy current array Levels 1 and 2 (this course has been independently validated as meeting specific criteria (outside the scope of PCN)).
ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management Systems:
The British Institute of NDT is accredited against ISO/IEC 17021 criteria to provide Quality Management Systems certification to the BS EN ISO 9000 series of standards. Any Companies who wish to have their quality management system certified by BINDT should contact Nicole Scutt, email firstname.lastname@example.org
PCN staff news:
Peter Milligan has now left BINDT. Any queries for Peter should now be directed to email@example.com (Certification Manager) and/or firstname.lastname@example.org (PCN Scheme Manager).