Accreditation

Accreditation and Control

ExVeritas are a privately owned and funded limited company. We are not part of a group or larger organisation, we specialise in what we do and have complete control of the processes. Our certification procedures are safeguarded by a ‘Governing Body’ made up from independent experts covering various aspects of our scope, the representatives are drawn from major blue chip oil and gas manufacturing, processing and drilling companies together with smaller manufacturers and legal or accounting experts. Our independence, impartiality and fairness in the certification process is assured by the Governing Body and our Accrediting Body (UKAS). The listed Standards and the scope of our accreditation include and exceed the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 (refer to this document for conformation of this from UKAS). Complaints and Appeals can be made to Exveritas by following this process

Government/EU Notification

Exveritas Notified Body 2585 ATEX Scope
2014/34/EU Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres

Notification can be verified on line at the European Commission

UKAS Accreditation

UKAS ATEX LogoExveritas are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17065 by UKAS, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service who are the sole national accreditation body recognised by Government to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. UKAS is licensed by BIS to use and confer the national accreditation symbols (formerly national accreditation marks) which symbolise Government recognition of the accreditation process. UKAS accreditation provides an assurance of the competence, impartiality and integrity of conformity assessment bodies. UKAS is highly respected and internationally recognised.

Product Certification Scope Document

Test Laboratory Scope Document

ExVerits is accredited by UKAS to offer an accredited ‘flexible’ scope’ scheme and if you require certification that doesn’t appear on our scope we may be able to accommodate your specific Standard under this scheme. Please contact us for further information on this detailing the Standard(s) you require for certification.

IECEx Accreditation

Exveritas are an IECEx accredited Certification Body (IECEx CB) and Test Laboratory (IECEx TL) . IECEx is an International Certification Scheme, further details on our accreditation can be found here.

Training Provider Accreditation

Exveritas are an accredited and licenced CompEx Centre in the UK (32), Ireland (32A) and Malta (34B) for Ex01-06, Ex F, EX11, EX12, Ex14 and Refresher Assessment.

North American Testing Agreements

ExVeritas is an audited and approved third party test laboratory with MET Lab which entitles ExVeritas to conduct testing in the UK for MET certification under the NRTL and SCC schemes.

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Accepted Independent Laboratory

ExVeritas is a U.S. Coast Guard accepted independent laboratory for testing electrical equipment for hazardous locations. The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that ExVeritas meets the requirements set forth in Title 46 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 159. The facilities of ExVeritas are recognized to certify electrical equipment for hazardous locations as set forth in 46 CFR Subparts 111.105, 111.106 and 111.108. In addition, The U.S. Coast Guard will recognize ExVeritas certifications to the following standards: IEC 60079-0, IEC 60079-1, IEC 60079-2, IEC 60079-5, IEC 60079-6, IEC 60079-7, IEC 60079-11, IEC 60079-13, IEC 60079-15, IEC 60079-18 and IEC 60079-25. ExVeritas can be found on the Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange (CGMIX) website. To access CGMIX, please browse: http://cgmix.uscg.mil/