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International Codes, Standards & Regulations

Comply with codes, standards and regulations

Our compliance and training services help you showcase your commitment to quality and safety in line with global and regional requirements.

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.


LRQA offer ASME code services and is one of the leading providers of the service globally.

We provide accreditation services to all parts of the ASME BPVC, including Sections I, III, Divisions 1, 2 & 3, IV, VIII Divisions 1, 2 & 3, X, XI, and XII. LRQA also offers customised training courses on ASME codes.

Our ASME services include:
• Advising you on the procedures required to obtain ASME Certificates of Authorization
• Assisting you in preparing and establishing Quality Assurance (QA) Programs and Quality Control (QC) Systems
• Helping you prepare your Quality Manuals
• Attending the ASME review, renewal reviews, and surveys
• Providing authorised inspectors and supervisors to inspect manufactured components
• Arrange seminars to train your personnel in the ASME Code requirements

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.

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 authorised by the India’s Central Boiler Board to carry out IBR inspections on its behalf within India.

Nuclear Authorisations

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) authorisations for nuclear machinery and nuclear structures.

EC Directives Notified Body Services

LRQA is a NoBo for several EU Directives, and can provide independent certification for your products. Read more about our CE Marking and EU directives here.

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 Authorisations.

ISO 3834 Certification

LRQA provides ISO 3834 Certification to demonstrate compliance of your welded products. Read more here.

Wind Turbine Certification Services

LRQA offers several services focusing on Wind Turbines such as:

  • Wind Turbine Project Certification
  • Wind Turbine Type Certification
  • Component Certification
  • Prototype Certification

Rail Safety Services

LRQA provides Rail Safety Certification Services for EN 15085.

Why choose LRQA?

Technical expertise

LRQA is trusted by governments and industry organisations 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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