New EEMUA users’ guide: ‘Specifying, procuring and managing third-party inspection services’


EEMUA Publication 232 is a new users’ guide provided for operators to build their own working practices for specifying, managing and procuring third-party inspection services.

EEMUA 232 has been developed due to the perceived differences between the use of in-house and third-party inspection bodies. As well as guidance on policy, organisation and scheduling, the guide provides sample checklists and a code of conduct for non-destructive testing (NDT) inspections.

Primarily based around UK legislation, the guide has been written to complement the Chemical and Downstream Oil Industry Forum (CDOIF) guidance: ‘The use of external contractors in the management of ageing plant’. However, users operating plant in other countries will find this new EEMUA guidance useful.

The new publication is available to purchase directly from EEMUA through its online shop at: Alternatively, orders can be placed by emailing: or by contacting the Sales Department on tel: +44 (0)20 7488 0801.