LRQA Inspection Iberia – Verify Welder / Welding Operator Certificates

In accordance with the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU


LRQA Inspection Iberia S.A., a Notified Body as described in the European Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU, Article 20, has approved the following joining personnel to undertake the production of permanent joints for pressure equipment in categories II, III and IV as required by PED 2014/68/EU, Annex I, section 3.1.2.

The certification for the above named joining personnel remains valid only if the requirements for the confirmation of the validity qualifications of a welder for a process have been confirmed every 6 months by the employeer, the person responsible for welding activities or by LRQA Inspection Iberia, S.A. . This shall confirm that the welder/welding operator has worked within the range of qualification and extends the validity of the qualification for a further 6 month period.

The period of validity of a certificate and the conditions for renewal are those set out in the selected standard/code with some restrictions. Below detailed acceptable renewal-revalidation options by standard/code. Revalidation shall be carried out by LRQA Inspection Iberia, S.A.

StandardCertificate Validity Renewal- Revalidation
EN ISO 9606-1Two (2) or Three (3) years according to selected revalidation option Revalidation options:  9.3 a) or 9.3 b)
EN ISO 9606-2Two (2) yearsProlongation 9.2
EN ISO 9606-3Two (2) yearsProlongation 10.2
EN ISO 9606-4Two (2) yearsProlongation 10.2
EN ISO 9606-5Two (2) yearsProlongation 10.2
EN ISO 14732Six years (6) or Three (3) years years according to selected revalidation optionRevalidation options:5.3 a) or 5.3 b) 
ASME IXThree (3) yearsRenewal, as initial approval.
EN ISO 13585Three (3) yearsProlongation 9.2
AWS D1.1/ D1.1M.Three (3) yearsRenewal as initial approval
PED-annex I section 3.1.2According to standard selected within the above acceptable options. 

LRQA Inspection Iberia, S.A. is a company registered in the R. M. de Madrid, in Volume 5218 general, 4358, of Section Sec. 3.ª of the Companies Book, folio 133 sheet nº 41397, inscription. 1.ª C.I.F. – A28591287 – Registered office C/Princesa 29, 1º. 28008 Madrid – A subsidiary of LRQA Group Limited. LRQA Group Limited, its affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective officers, employees or agents are, individually and collectively, referred to in this clause as ‘LRQA’. LRQA assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable to any person for any loss, damage or expense caused by reliance on the information or advice in this document or howsoever provided, unless that person has signed a contract with the relevant LRQA entity for the provision of this information or advice and in that case any responsibility or liability is exclusively on the terms and conditions set out in that contract