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Type Approval

Could your products benefit from third-party verification?


We understand you need a reliable way to demonstrate the quality of your components and help you stand out in the market. LRQA Type Approval provides an efficient alternative to certifying identical products individually. It can be tailored to specific product and business needs. It is available for a wide range of products used in industrial chemical power, marine and offshore applications. 

Our Type Approval also provides confidence for your supply chain that your selected vendors and suppliers are capable of providing the required standard of product components that your project requires.

What we offer

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.

We work with you right from the beginning, identifying any areas that may need attention. If required, we can also help pre-assess the product before you present your application. This helps save time and cost and ensures that all the relevant documentation is in place.

Categories of Type Approval

LRQA Type Approval (against relevant requirements)

Under this category, products are type approved against the requirements of an agreed standard or standards. Standards can be national, European or any other type of specific requirement.

UK Product or European Directives (PED, CPR, TPED, MD, MED)

LRQA holds approvals for a number of EC Directives via its Notified Bodies and for UKCA type approvals via its UK Conformity Assessment Body.

Approval of Welding Consumables, Non-Metallic Materials and Coatings

Under this category, the manufacturer’s plant, method of production and the product can be approved subject to satisfactory inspection of the works and/or type testing. Typically, products need to comply with international standards.

What are the benefits?

Once you have achieved LRQA Type Approval, you can use the Approval Marks to promote your compliance, on your packaging, in promotional literature or on the product itself. This highly recognised and regarded mark can be used for all products credited on the Type Approval Certificate.

Type Approved approved products will also be listed in the LRQA List of Type Approved Products, supporting your access to worldwide markets. The list can be searched by product, certificate number, country and producer.

Why choose LRQA?

Our truly independent approach to product verification provides the industry with the confidence and assurance it needs – but with a new easy to use online service, it is a more convenient and faster road to the valued LRQA type approval mark. We have made it easier to issue certificates and make them available for you to access online with upgraded databases and associated systems. Our automated processes flag up renewals and make it possible to offer you a more proactive service.

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