We attained UKAS accreditation for our Non-Destructive Testing services.

We are thrilled and honoured to announce the exciting news that NECIT Services Ltd has achieved United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation for our Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) services!

This accreditation raises our existing ISO 17020 certification as a Type A Independent Inspection Body for Weld Procedure Certification and ISO 17024 Personnel Certification Body for Welder Qualification Certification, solidifying our position as a top provider of NDT services.

And the cherry on top, we are the only company in the UK accredited to conduct NDT in line with the Rail Industry standard RIS-2701-RTS. This translates to unmatched expertise and trust for our partners in the railway industry.

Please view the full Schedule of Accreditation Issued by United Kingdom Accreditation Service here.

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These accomplishments are no small feat, and we’re incredibly proud of this recognition. But, before we delve into its significance, let’s first break down what is Non-Destructive Testing (NDT):

What is Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)?

Imagine you have a precious vase. You want to ensure it doesn’t have any cracks or weaknesses without breaking it open. NDT is a bit like that. It’s a way of examining and inspecting materials or components without causing any damage. In simpler terms, it’s a “look-but-don’t-touch” method of testing.

Learn more about our Non-Destructive Testing procedures.

UKAS accreditation

UKAS, or United Kingdom Accreditation Service, essentially assesses those who assess…okay let’s try that again.

So, any organisation just like NECIT, which provides certification, testing, inspection, and calibration can be assessed by UKAS according to internationally recognised standards. If successful, the company can use the national accreditation mark.

This accreditation along with all our achievements reflect the persistent effort and commitment of our team. As our Managing Director Cherelle Lyons states: “This accreditation will allow us to continue providing top-quality NDT services to our clients, while also expanding our capabilities to serve new industries, further solidifying our market position.”

Our Technical Director Pete Lyons echoes this sentiment, stating, “Our UKAS accreditation is a crucial milestone for NECIT as we continue to invest in our technical capabilities and service offerings.”

Being accredited by UKAS is like receiving a knighthood in the world of testing. It shows that we adhere to high standards, ensuring our tests are reliable and accurate. Furthermore, our scope of accreditation is among the most expansive in the UK, allowing us to test a broad range of materials and components.

Nevertheless, our capabilities aren’t just restricted to the UK. We cover numerous international standards, making us a global player in the NDT field.


Rooted in Tyne and Wear, NECIT, operates on a global scale, offering certification, inspection, and testing services. Our commitment to quality, reliability, and efficiency is unwavering.

For more information about NECIT and our services, please get in touch with our team and we will be more than happy to answer your questions.

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