AFFILIATIONS & ACCREDIATIONS

Cranfield University’s Business Incubation Centre

Cranfield University’s Business Incubation Centre (CUBIC) is Cranfield's business incubation facility, with targeted facilities and support for high-tech, high-growth start-ups.

CUBIC offers knowledge-based businesses the opportunity to establish and grow in a science and technology environment. 

Businesses based within the centre span a range of industry sectors and openly share their knowledge and experience with one another creating an inclusive environment.

 

ISO 9001

Registration to ISO 9001 (or other quality/management standards) provides objective proof that a business has implemented an effective quality management system, and that it satisfies all of the requirements of the applicable standard. An external, impartial expert called a registrar or CB (Certification Body) conducts an on-site audit to determine whether or not a company is in conformance to the standard.

 

ISO 14001

By achieving ISO 14001 certification you will be able to clearly demonstrate your commitment to reducing waste and recycling materials where appropriate. The benefits to your organisation will not just be in cost savings, they may also prove beneficial when tendering for new business.

Other benefits include improved efficiency, employee engagement and mitigating the risk of fines and prosecutions.

 

International Marine Contractors Association

International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is a leading international trade association for the marine contracting industry. It is a not for profit organisation with members representing the majority of worldwide marine contractors in the oil and gas and renewable energy industries. IMCA was formed by the merger of the Association of Offshore Diving Contractors (AODC) with the Dynamically Positioned Vessel Owners Association (DPVOA) in 1995.

 

Energy Institute

The Energy Institute (EI) is the professional body for the energy industry, developing and sharing knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system. The EI supports approximately 23,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 companies worldwide, providing learning and networking opportunities to support professional development, as well as professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources on energy in all its forms and applications.

 

Certification Scheme for Welding and Inspection Personnel

CSWIP is a world leader in personnel competence assurance certification with over 40,000 certified individuals worldwide.

CSWIP provides internationally recognised, role-specific competence for people engaged in welding, joining, materials integrity and inspection in manufacturing, construction, operation or repair of high integrity structures, plant or machinery. CSWIP certification schemes are UKAS-accredited to ISO/IEC 17024, the international standard for personnel certification

UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) was a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to assist their success in international markets, and with overseas investors looking to the UK as an investment destination.[2] In July 2016 it was replaced by the Department for International Trade.

 

American Society for Nondestructive Testing

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. (ASNT) is the world's largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals. Through our organisation and membership, we provide a forum for exchange of NDT technical information; NDT educational materials and programs; and standards and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel. ASNT promotes the discipline of NDT as a profession and facilitates NDT research and technology applications. 

 

British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing or BINDT is a professional body for engineers and other technical professionals involved in non-destructive testing and condition monitoring in the United Kingdom.

 

The Institute was founded in 1976, by amalgamation of the Society of Non-Destructive Examination (SONDE) and the NDT Society of Great Britain (NDTS), which were both founded in 1954

Personnel Certification

PCN document CP/23 sets out the general requirements for the creation of PCN Authorised Qualifying Bodies for the purposes of issuing NDT personnel certification complying with agreed standards. Such a system offers the best of both worlds and has numerous advantages but, beware, not all such certification schemes confer wide recognition and acceptance. You can be confident that, holding PCN Certification, you will gain the widest possible recognition and acceptance, as well as a highly cost-effective service.

 

British Accreditation Council

The British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education was established in 1984 to provide quality assurance for independent further and higher education in the UK. BAC accreditation is recognised as the clearest mark of educational quality in the private sector.

 

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