UK Certification 2018

20-21 March 2018, Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water Street, Manchester, UK 

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) is pleased to announce the following event, which will be 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 issues in PCN and how we are protecting the scheme going forward
  • To inform attendees about recent changes to the PCN Scheme
  • To update attendees on ISO 9712 revision
  • 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.
The two-day event included all lunches, tea/coffee breaks and a conference dinner on the evening of 20 March at 19h00.

Venue and accommodation

The Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel offers warm hospitality in the heart of Manchester city centre just moments away from some of the area’s best-known landmarks, including the Palace Theatre and Old Trafford. The hotel is one of Manchester’s premier destinations for meetings and events, offering impeccably appointed venue space and modern event facilities. Blending historic detail with contemporary flair, this former Victorian warehouse sets the scene for clear thinking and relaxation with the inner city vibe never being far away. Begin or end your day at the conference with a meal at the hotel's V&A Restaurant or sip a cocktail at the V&A Lounge.

The Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel is easily accessible to all guests and is located just minutes from the Spinningfields business and leisure district, Manchester Central and Deansgate. It is conveniently placed just nine miles from Manchester Airport, 32 miles from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and within two miles of the main train stations and motorway. The hotel has 60 parking spaces on site available which is on a first-come-first-served basis. Alternatively the nearest public car park is NCP Spinningfields: https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/manchester-spinningfields-jv/.

BINDT secured a limited number of bedrooms on a bed and breakfast basis at the Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel.

Hotel contact details:
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)161 8321188
Fax: +44 (0)161 8342484



Exhibitors

Please see below for the companies that exhibited at UK Certification 2018.
      



TWI Ltd



BIT Inspection
Technology PVT Ltd



Mirion Dosimetry
Division (DSD)


Stand 1 Stand 2 Stand 3

Programme

Please click here to download a programme

Tuesday 20 March 2018
Time
Title
Speaker
09.30-10.00   
Registration, tea, coffee and exhibition
10.00-10.20
Welcome to UK Certification 2018
D Gilbert, BINDT
10.20-11.20
Personnel certification in NDT (PCN) Actions taken following      
discovery of fraud
C Sinclair, BINDT
11.20-11.45
Policing PCN going forward
N Banks, BINDT
11.45-12.30
Revision of ISO 9712
J Moody and N Banks, BINDT
12.30-13.30
Lunch followed by tea and coffee
13.30-14.00
Apprenticeships
J Moody, BINDT
14.00-14.30
Education and professional development – CPD
D Gilbert, BINDT
14.30-15.00
Working groups
P Boulton, BINDT
15.00-15.30
Tea and coffee (foyer)
15.30-15.50
New examination process PCN – Product technology
N Banks, BINDT
15.50-16.30
Industry feedback and discussion – Closing words
N Banks, P Boulton, J Cook and J Moody, BINDT
19.00-23.00
PCN is sponsoring the conference dinner in acknowledgement of the continued support given to the PCN scheme

Wednesday 21 March 2018
Time
Title                                                                                                
Speaker
08.30-09.00   
Registration, tea and coffee
09.00-09.20
Introduction to industry
R Day, CMC Chair, RWE
09.20-09.40
Oil and gas

09.40-10.00
Aerospace
J Biddulph, Rolls Royce
10.00-10.20
Power Generation
Uniper Technologies Ltd
10.20-10.40
Nuclear
EDF Energy
10.40-11.00
Tea and coffee (foyer)

11.00-12.00
Online examinations
A Jones, BINDT
12.00-12.30
Integrity v quality
P Boulton, BINDT
12.30-13.30
Lunch (hotel restaurant)
13.30-15.00
Industry feedback and discussion
N Banks, P Boulton, J Cook and J Moody, BINDT
15.00
Closing words
D Gilbert, BINDT


For further information, contact:
Conferences and Events Department, The British Institute of Non-destructive Testing,
Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX
Tel: +44 (0)1604 438291; Fax: +44 (0)1604 438301; Email: conf@bindt.org