HPi Verification Services is accredited as a Notified Body to issue certificates for products being CE marked under the 3 directives listed below.

A “CE marking” on a product shows that it conforms to one or more EU Product Directives which allows it access to the entire European market.

If you are new to CE marking, you may wish to watch the EU Commission’s video on CE marking, or download the EU Commission’s brochure on CE marking.

The marking itself should also be backed up by mandatory documentation that will always include a formal Declaration of Conformity made by a manufacturer or his authorised representative (who might be an importer). Europe does not have directives for every kind of product in the market place, only those where the previous legislation of individual member states has proven to be incompatible. In such instances, the national legislation is replaced by the Europe-wide directive. Click here for the full list of directives.

HPiVS is accredited (by UKAS) for the following EU Directives:

Check our authorisation on the EU Commissions’s web site.

If you would like to discuss CE-Marking with us please contact HPiVS.

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Competent Body Accreditation

Competent Body is the name given to an organisation that has been appointed by the UK Government to examine products to one or more regulations. HPiVS has such an appointment for LOLER and PSSR and may carry out examination work anywhere that these regulations apply.

HPiVS’ unique Competent Body identification number, as issued by UKAS, is 0328.


HPi Verification Services is a Competent Body for the following UK Regulations:

HPi Verification Services offers, for the above regulations, the following:

  • Inspection and certification services
  • Training seminars.
  • Compliance audits of client operations

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Equilibrium - Marten 55

Marten 55 – ISAF reviewed by HPiVS

ISAF OSR Structural Review

Since 1st of January 2010, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has required boats that are to be compliant with their Offshore Special Regulations, to have their scantlings certified. ISAF themselves issue the certificate but a review of scantlings must be performed by a RCD Notified Body that is specially recognised by ISAF. HPiVS is one of the seven bodies that has been recognised.

The procedure requires the owner or builder to apply to the Notified Body for a review.  The scope of the plan review shall be to ISO 12215 parts 5 (hull and deck), 8 (rudders) & 9 (appendages) as applicable for design category A.

There are two forms of certification:

Series production; where several boats of the same type are produced in accordance with the plans and therefore each yacht will not require individual review and certification
Custom or unique boat where the boat is a one of a kind yacht or a series production yacht that has been built or modified such that it is not in accordance with the plans of that series.

Clipper 70 (ISAF reviewed by HPiVS in 2013) racing hard.

On the successful conclusion of that review, the Notified Body makes a formal application to ISAF for a certificate. The Notified Body must pay ISAF for the certificate and the owner or builder must pay the Notified Body for the review and certificate. The review will be completed by HPiVS within 2 weeks of receipt of structural drawings and payment. The certificate is usually issued by ISAF a few days later. ISAF publishes a list of yachts reviewed under the scheme on its website. If the yacht is a series type production there will be a single entry for that type of yacht with a link to a certificate for an owner or builder to make a hardcopy. The owner then signs the declaration including the CIN/HIN of their particular yacht. For a unique yacht the certificate will not be published on the website and certificates will be issued direct from the ISAF recognized notified body upon compliance with the review requirements.

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Pressure Equipment PED Category Calculator

PED Category Calculator

Our PED Category Calculator

HPi verification Services Ltd. has developed a free-to-use PED Category Calculator. The calculator works for several different types of pressure equipment including, vessels, piping, and steam generators.

With our useful PED category calculator, it is easy to see exactly which PED Category your pressure equipment falls into, from Sound Engineering Practice through to category IV. The PED category calculator also presents you with a list of permissible assessment modules for your pressure equipment.

Try it out today:

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