Sparrows Group Secures UKAS Accreditation

Sparrows Group has achieved the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation for its global offshore and onshore inspection activities.

Sparrows has been accredited for the provision of thorough examination of lifting equipment under LOLER 98, inspection of work equipment under PUWER 98 and non-destructive testing.

The award followed a three-day audit at its Aberdeen headquarters.

“We have been delivering high quality inspection services for more than 30 years and achieving the UKAS accreditation is confirmation of the industry leading standards our team follows across our operations globally,” said Sparrows Group Chief Executive Officer Stewart Mitchell.

“Inspection and maintenance of safety critical lifting equipment is essential to safe and efficient onshore and offshore operations. As one of few UK service companies to hold this accreditation for both thorough examination and NDT, this reinforces our reputation for providing high quality operations in the region and beyond.”

The accreditation follows a DNV GL certification that Sparrows secured this year, gaining approval to undertake Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) on bolts, pins and shafts, which allows these components to be inspected in-situ.

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