PNAC Inspection Bodies Accreditation Scheme:

Inspection is the examination of a product design, product service or process/plant. It also involves determining its conformity, either against specific requirements or on the basis of professional judgment. This broad definition indicates that there exists a wide variety of inspection activities.

The Accreditation Scheme for Inspection Bodies provides official recognition of the integrity and reliability of an inspection body’s services. Achieving effective inspection is important in maintaining the safety of plant machinery, equipment, structures and systems in operation.

PNAC launched this accreditation scheme in 2008, the Accreditation Scheme for Inspection Bodies aims to upgrade the standard of inspection activities to support sound decision-making with regard to safety, health, performance and reliability.

Accreditation is offered to all inspection services including;

  • Pre/Post Shipment Inspections
  • Lifting Equipment
  • Non Destructive Testing
  • And many more


Accreditation will:

Gain new business

As more specifiers and users are stipulating the use of accredited services, an PNAC accredited inspection body will help you to garner acceptance of your products and services. This results in better competitiveness and market access.

Reduce costs

Properly inspected products and services are more cost-effective, thus leading to reduced downtime and avoiding any unnecessary cost for re-work or re-inspection.

Lower risk

With the technical proficiency of a PNAC accredited inspection body, your products are assured of their reliability and competence. This mitigates claims and unnecessary recall of your products.

S. #DocumentDownload
Application for IBword-doc-icon
Agreement between PNAC & IB.word-doc-icon
Applicants Guide for IB.word-doc-icon
Document-Review-and-Pre-assessment-Report-for-IBs = F-02/30word-doc-icon
Fee Schedule for Inspection bodies.word-doc-icon-pdf
General Guideline For Accreditation Conditions Of Inspection Bodies. word-doc-icon-pdf
Guidance on use of Accreditation Markword-doc-icon-pdf
Cross Frontier Policy of PNACword-doc-icon-pdf
Accreditation Criteria for In-service Inspection of Lifting Equipementword-doc-icon-pdf
Accreditation Criteria for Inspection bodies performing NDTword-doc-icon-pdf