ExVeritas 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
ExVeritas was awarded the ‘Queens Award’ for Enterprise in 2018, this is the highest honour that can be bestowed on a company in the United Kingdom and demonstrates financial and business integrity, growth and sustainability.
UK Government UKCA Appointed Body
ExVeritas UKCA Approved Body Number 2585. The Approved Body listing can be viewed here on the UK Government Website.
Exveritas are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17065:2005 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.
ExVeritas are recognised as an accredited body on the IAF database
ExVeritas is fully UKAS Accredited Inspection Body for all types of Electrical Ex Inspections and Mechanical Ex Inspections to ISO/IEC 17020:2005. UKAS is the UK’s national accreditation body responsible for determining the technical competence and integrity of organisations and their compliance as an Inspection Body
ExVeritas 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.
Exveritas are also accredited to ISO/IEC 17021:2005 by UKAS, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to issue ISO9001:2015 Certification. If you are seeking qualification for public sector tenders or tenders from large blue chip organisations (as is common in the oil and gas industry or with utilities) then the expectation is that you should have an ISO certificate from a Certification Body which is accredited by UKAS.
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.
ATEX Notified Body
Danish Government/EU Notification
ExVeritas ApS Notified Body 2804
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
ExVeritas ApS have been Notified against the ATEX Directive by the Danish Safety Technology Authority as listed on NANDO.
ExVeritas ApS are accredited by the National Accreditation Body of Denmark (DANAK) against the EU ATEX Directive, Registration Number 7044.
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.
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 and Dallas (34C) for Ex F, EX12 and Ex14
Safety Systems in Procurement (SSIP)
ExVeritas Limited carry 10 Million (UK GBP) Product Liability and Employer Insurance and 2 Million (UK GBP) Professional Indemnity Insurance. We are registered on several safety systems in procurement (SSIP) including Avetta and Brownz and we are an accredited ‘safe contractor’ by Alcumus.