After many months of hard work, RTS is extremely proud to announce that it has recently gained UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standard for Type C Inspection Bodies.
This accreditation is part of the requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspections and adheres to RTS’s dedication to all services and installations to the highest standards. This latest accreditation reinforces our belief in carrying out our services in the safest and most advanced ways possible.
Our clients can be safe in the knowledge that we are able to continue to offer statutory inspections to the wind energy industry for both onshore and offshore assets. The ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accreditation is a testament to our excellent inspection teams around the world who work in some of the toughest environments.
SHEQ Director, Brian Peacock, started the process to gain this prestigious accreditation at the end of 2016, with the assistance of a project team and RTS colleagues, the company successfully passed the assessment in July 2017.
The final approval and certification was granted by UKAS in September 2017. You can read more about the UKAS 17020:2012 accreditation here.
All employees, visitors and clients can now see the UKAS certification as it is proudly displayed with the rest of our certificates at our Kettering office.
Brian Peacock said: “I will admit that the project itself was all-encompassing and many hours were put in to make the necessary improvements required to gain this ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accreditation, all the while maintaining other important certifications currently held by RTS (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, UVDB Achilles).
“Like all accreditations and certifications, this will need continual monitoring and the full support of the RTS team and Inspection Body, in order to maintain this accreditation and continue offering our customers the highest standard of inspection work.”