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International Codes, Standards & Regulations

Taking the guess work out of compliance.

LRQA has the knowledge and expertise manufacturers trust to ensure their products comply with international rules and requirements. Know more. Risk less.

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With LRQA, clients have access to a wide variety of international inspection services, all from a single provider.

If you need to meet international or regional codes, standards and regulations, we have the expertise and industry knowledge to support your compliance journey. We’ll help ensure your products and equipment are fit for purpose, showing your stakeholders, and the wider marketplace, that safety and quality are a priority.

Our range of compliance and training services
LRQA is trusted by governments and organisations around the world to provide training, perform inspections and issue certification. Our range of services are delivered by sector experts against global and regional codes, standards and regulations, helping you fulfil your compliance obligations from the outset.

Pressure Equipment Directive

The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED 2014/68/EU) is a European regulation that applies to certain pressure equipment and accessories sold in most parts of Europe.
Most pressure equipment must be certified by a Notified Body (NoBo), a third-party agency approved by an accreditation body. 

As a global NoBo, we help manufacturers around the world with their PED work, helping them CE mark their equipment for the EU market.

UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA)

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) mark will be the new marking required on certain products sold in England, Wales and Scotland (excluding North Ireland), following the UK’s departure from the EU. 

Learn about our UKCA services, provides clarity to help you understand the procedure in full and help prepare your products, so they remain fully compliant for market access.

Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR)

All boilers and associated components manufactured for use in India must comply with the Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR 1950).

It is not possible for any boiler material or equipment to enter India without a certificate endorsed by an authorized inspecting party that it meets the IBR.

LRQA carries out IBR inspections globally, and we were the first independent body authorized by the India’s Central Boiler Board to carry out IBR inspections on its behalf within India.

Nuclear Authorizations

LRQA undertake independent third-party inspection authority (ITPIA) roles to meet new-build regulations. We inspect pressure vessels and equipment to ASME nuclear standards, EC directives and RCC codes.

In South Korea we hold Korean Electric Power Industry Code (KEPIC) authorizations for nuclear machinery and nuclear structures.

National Approvals

Standards and regulations for safety-critical industrial equipment are stringent around the world, take a look at our complete list of regulations & standards/LRQA Authorizations.

Why choose LRQA?

Technical expertise

LRQA is trusted by governments and industry organizations around the world to perform inspections and issue certifications.

Our people are sector experts. They bring with them a clear understanding of your specific challenges, standards and requirements.

We invest in our systems and surveyors to maintain accreditations and certifications around the world, giving you a single source for your certification needs.

Choosing us as your technical expert demonstrates your commitment to getting the critical early stages right the first time.

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