UK Certification 2016

22-23 March 2016, Hilton Garden Inn Luton North Hotel, Butterfield Hitchin Road, Stopsley, Luton 

The UK Conference on Certification and Standardisation in NDT/CM took place in Luton on 22-23 March 2016.

About the conference
The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) is pleased to announce the following event, which was of interest to, and is in response to a demand from, a wide range of people and organisations involved in the NDT/CM supply and value chains:
  • Regulators, accreditation services and certification bodies
  • End user’ organisations
  • Insurers
  • Equipment and service providers
  • Researchers
  • Educators, trainers and examiners
  • Standards organisations
  • Structural integrity engineers.
The objectives of the event include:
  • To inform attendees about recent changes to the PCN Scheme
  • To demonstrate the new online examination system
  • To describe the past, present and future of NDT/CM personnel certification from various perspectives
  • To consult with attendees about future developments of NDT/CM personnel certification.

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Stand 02

Stand 03

Stand 04

The above prices covered attendance at the two day event including all lunches, tea/coffee breaks and a conference dinner on the evening of 22 March at 19h00.

Venue and Accommodation
Discover a comfortable home on the road at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Luton, located ten minutes from one of the UK's busiest airports. The Luton hotel guests enjoy access to ample free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the building. Relax in a spacious guest room, furnished with modern conveniences. A locally-sourced menu is served in the hotel restaurant and the Pavilion Lounge serves a tempting bar menu until ten o'clock in the evening.

Bedfordshire is an excellent area for sightseeing just outside London, with fifteenth-century architecture and modern concert and theatre productions. Hilton Garden Inn is a short drive from a number of shopping malls, golf courses and the University of Bedfordshire.

For directions to the Hilton Garden Inn Luton North Hotel, click here.

Hotel contact details:
Natalya Tsygankova
Hilton Garden Inn Luton North Hotel, Butterfield Hitchin Road, Stopsley, Luton LU2 8DD, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1582 435300
Fax: +44 (0)1582 435350

Tuesday 22 March 2016 – All presentations will take place in the Shires Suite
 Time Title Covering
09.30-10.00 Registration, tea, coffee and exhibition (Harlington Suite)
10.00-10.20 Welcome to UK Certification 2016
Overview of the conference
C Sinclair

10.20-10.50Update on PCN
Growth, strengthening and new developments
N Scutt

10.50-11.20Working groups
Outlining the work of the WGs
J Moody

11.20-11.50Composite development
Update on composite development and certification
P Boulton

11.50-12.30 Online examinations
Update on the roll out of online exams
N Scutt and S McNally

12.30-13.30 Lunch (Hotel Restaurant) followed by tea and coffee (Harlington Suite)
13.30-14.00 Apprenticeship scheme
Update on the apprenticeship scheme
R Lyon

14.00-14.30 The role of the lead provider
BINDT apprenticeship scheme
S Lavender
Lavender International

14.30-15.00 Routes to Engineering Council Registration
Qualification mapping
G Elliott
Lavender International

15.00-15.30 Tea and coffee (Harlington Suite)
15.30-16.00 Acceptance in the Middle East
Review of NDT personnel certification and its acceptance by industry in the Middle East region
B Kumar and R Raghunathan
WENS Quality Assurance (S) Pte Ltd

16.00-16.30 BINDT's point of view paper
Certification for NDT and CM
C Sinclair

19.00-23.00 PCN is sponsoring the conference dinner in acknowledgement of the continued support given to the PCN Scheme (Shires Suite)
Wednesday 23 March 2016 – All presentations will take place in the Shires Suite
 Time Title Speaker
08.30-09.00 Registration, tea and coffee (outside Shires Suite)
09.00-09.20 Introduction to industry
J Heigold
Tata Steel

09.20-09.40Oil & gas
B Brown
TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd

J Biddulph
Rolls-Royce plc

10.00-10.20Power generation
R Day

J Pearce
EDF Energy

10.40-11.00 Tea and coffee (outside Shires Suite)
11.00-11.30 A proposal: Optical NDT for marine composite inspection
J Tyrer
Loughborough University

11.30-12.00ICNDT update
M Farley

12.00-12.30Future of ISO 9712
R Holstein

12.30-13.30 Lunch (Hotel Restaurant)
13.30-15.00Industry feedback and discussion
C Sinclair, N Scutt and J Moody

15.00Closing words
J Heigold
Tata Steel

For further information, contact:
The Conferences and Events Department, The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing,
Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1604 438300; Fax: +44 (0)1604 438301; Email: