LRQA Type Approval offers a streamlined solution for demonstrating your product conforms to quality standards, international conventions and/or the LRQA schemes. It presents an efficient alternative to certifying individual products by tailoring the approval process to suit specific business and product requirements, enhancing market competitiveness. Drawing on our technical expertise and capability, we provide dedicated support throughout the Type Approval process of independent design review, prototype testing and verification of production controls.
The highly recognised Approval Marks can be used to promote your compliance, on your packaging, in promotional literature or on the product itself.
Our Type Approval services
Categories of Type Approval
LRQA offer various type approval from three different categories: LRQA Type Approval, UK Product or European Directives (PED, CPR, TPED, MD, MED) and Approval of Welding Consumables, Non-Metallic Materials and Coatings
Globally recognised accreditations
LRQA holds a range of accreditations that enable the delivery of services to the chemical power, marine and offshore applications, in line with global and national schemes, codes, standards and regulations including ASME, Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR) and ISO 3834 (welding).
A respected partner
Our inspectors are authorised to undertake reviews in accordance with global and regional industry standards, and we’re accredited by recognised bodies to deliver a range of services, including Type Approval, that follow international best practices.
Supply chain assurance
We can work closely with you to provide services across your supply chain, helping you maintain quality, compliance, and integrity at every stage.
Why work with us?
Global reach, local insight
LRQA offers specialist inspection and assurance services in over 80 countries, helping clients in every sector – including chemical power, marine and offshore applications - anticipate, mitigate and manage risk. Our team of over 1,500 inspection experts utilises extensive local sector knowledge to help thousands of clients safely and sustainably establish best practices.
We work side-by-side with you, listening first to gain a comprehensive understanding of your business including its risks, challenges, and Type Approval needs. Using our broad expertise across specialisms and industries, we’ll help you identify areas that need improvement before creating solutions that will support your business. Our continued support helps ensure that your suppliers, equipment, processes, and projects perform in line with expectations and comply with relevant laws, regulations, and best practices.
In many cases, our services can be delivered on-site or remotely using safe and secure technology. If you opt for our remote delivery methods, you’ll receive the same high-quality service with several added benefits, including flexibility, fast delivery and access to global expertise.
We’ve led the way in shaping our industry and continue to expand our services and expertise by collaborating with clients, acquiring businesses, and forming new partnerships. The result is a unique and connected portfolio of services – including Type Approval - that can help you ensure complete cyber resilience and product integrity, assure your assets and management systems, navigate the energy transition, and source responsibly.
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