Sparrows achieves UKAS accreditation

14 May 2020

UKAS accreditation

Sparrows Group has enhanced its reputation for inspection services with a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation.

The global provider of specialist equipment and integrated engineering services achieved the UKAS certification to the ISO/IEC 17020 standard for its onshore and offshore inspection activities.

UKAS assesses organizations which provide certification, testing, inspection, and calibration services against internationally agreed standards.

After successfully meeting the strict criteria, the business has been accredited for the provision of a thorough examination of lifting equipment under LOLER 98, inspection of work equipment under PUWER 98, and non-destructive testing. To achieve UKAS accreditation, the company demonstrated that its technical employees can operate to externally verified practices and procedures safely and competently.

The internationally recognized standard will support Sparrows in its efforts to further diversify into new markets, including the defense and nuclear markets, while creating new opportunities for existing operations in oil and gas, renewables, and industrial sectors.