Pressure Equipment Directive

Certification Services Division 

The United Kingdom Secretary of State has appointed the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing as a Recognised Third-Party Organisation under regulation 20 of the European Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 which implement the provisions of Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament concerning pressure equipment.

The scope of the appointment is for the approval of personnel to carry out non-destructive tests on permanent joints for pressure equipment in categories III and IV in accordance with section 3.1.3 of Schedule 2 to the Regulations.

Please find below the route to gaining ‘approval’ through BINDT which satisfies the provisions of the Directive 2014/68/EU.

BINDT offers PCN qualification examinations through its network of Authorised Qualifying Bodies (AQB) in the United Kingdom and in many locations throughout the world (details of examination availability are published in PCN document PSL/4). Success in these qualification examinations results in the award of PCN certification covering the testing of permanent joints (welds), which complies with EN ISO 9712 and fully satisfies Directive 2014/68/EU and the applicable harmonised standards. No additional procedure is necessary to apply for separate approval.
For further information on PED approval, please contact