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Metlab Ltd are pleased to provide details on certification without request.


Please click the link to download the below documentation for details.

INDEPENDENCE & IMPARTIALITY

(EN ISO/IEC 17020 - 4.1 & 17024 -4.3 & 5.1)
The personnel of Metlab certification are free from any commercial, financial and other pressures which might affect their judgment. Procedures are implemented to ensure that persons or organizations external to Metlab, cannot influence the results of
the inspections and certification carried out. All possible threats that may arise shall be documented, eliminated or minimize as far as possible by Metlab. All such information is outlined in the following.

Metlab has in place an Impartially committee to address, minimize and safeguard any potential or perceived conflicts that may arise in relation to its certification process. The committee is made up of three members, the Managing Director of Metlab and two members separate from Metlab certification with knowledge of EN ISO/IEC 17024, Metlab’s certification process and 2 years minimum experience in the relevant area of certification. The committee convenes at a minimum once a year. Matters that arise of an urgent nature are prioritised and the Impartially committee meets to discuss and recommend appropriate course of action.

The quality policy shows that Metlab has top management commitment to impartiality.
Metlab is independent to the extent that is required with regard to the conditions under which it performs its services. Metlab provides "third party" services and meets the following criteria:
Metlab is independent of the parties involved. Metlab and its staff responsible for carrying out the inspection is not the designer, manufacturer, supplier, installer, purchaser, owner, user or maintainer of the items which they inspect, nor the authorized representative of any of these parties. Metlab and its staff do not engage in any activities that may conflict with their independence of judgment and integrity in relation to their certification activities.
In particular they are not directly involved in the design, manufacture, supply, installation use or maintenance of the items inspected or similar competitive items.

All interested parties have access to the services of Metlab. There are no undue financial or other conditions. The procedures under which the body operates are administered in non-discriminatory manner.

CERTIFICATION PROCESS and CERTIFICATION PROCESS REQUIREMENTS

(EN ISO/IEC 17024 – 8.3

Prerequisites to the Certification Process
There are no prerequisites to taking the exam other than to be physically capable of welding the joint in question.

Certification Process

The applicant shall make an application by downloading, filling out, and submitting the application form to Metlab.

  • The applicant must then choose the certification scheme they wish to be certified to during a contract review meeting where the details of the exam will be agreed.

  • The examination will consist of welding of the joint and following the certification scheme chosen.

  • Throughout the duration of any examination there is a competent Metlab invigilator present.

  • After the exam is over the test piece shall be indelibly Marked and tested at an approved lab test lab for destructive or non-destructive testing.

  • A test report shall be produced by the test lab and issued to Mentioned Metlab Inspection Body in the event Metlab NDT are doing the physical tests stating if the test sample is acceptable or not to the standard stipulated by the chosen certification scheme.

  • If the sample is acceptable and all terms and conditions have been complied with a certificate shall be awarded to the applicant.

  • The process for recertification is dependent on the chosen certification scheme but will be broadly similar to the process stated above.

CERTIFICATION PROCESS REQUIREMENTS

(EN ISO/IEC 17024 – 8.3)
There are no prerequisites to taking the exam other than to be physically capable of welding the joint in question.

The process requirement for the initial certification and also for recertification is the successful completion and passing of the required tests in accordance with the scheme elements.
In accordance with EN ISO 9606 certification may be withdrawn “when there is a specific reason to question the welder’s ability to make the welds that meet the product standard quality requirements, the qualifications that support the welding he or she is doing shall be revoked. All other qualifications not questioned remain valid”
In accordance with ASME IX certification may be withdrawn “when there is a specific reason to question his ability to make the welds that meet the specification, the qualifications which support the welding he is doing shall be revoked. All other qualifications not questioned remain in effect”.

The applicant should familiarise themselves with their chosen scheme from the following list of certification schemes available via Metlab Ltd.

CERTIFICATION SCHEME NAME AND DESCRIPTION
SCHEME DESIGNATION
Approval Testing of Welders When Welding Procedure Testing is Not required – TIG or MIG Welding Aluminium and its Alloys
BS EN 4872-2
Approval Testing of Welders When Welding Procedure Testing is Not required –Fusion Welding of Steels
BS EN 4872-1
Qualification Testing of Welders – Fusion Welding Aluminium & Its Alloys
BS EN ISO 9606-2
Specification for Qualification of Welding Procedures for Metallic Materials – Arc Welding Aluminium & its Alloys
BS EN ISO 15614-2
Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials. Welding procedure test. Arc and gas welding of copper and its alloys
IS EN ISO 15614-6
Qualification of Welder Tests Fusion Welding
BS EN ISO 287-1
Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials. Welding procedure test. Welding of tubes to tube-plate joints.
IS BS EN 15614-8
Specification for Qualification of Welding Procedures for Metallic Materials – Arc & Gas Welding of Steels and Nickel 7 Nickel Alloys
BS EN ISO 15614-1
Qualification Testing of Welders – Fusion Welding Steels
IS EN ISO 9606-1
Weld Procedures + Weld Tests
ASME IX

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