Why is training important?
The primary purpose of NDT is to confirm that no damage is present in a component which might negatively affect its future performance.
However, NDT serves a higher, more humane purpose than that. To ensure safety, build confidence and reduce costs. It is for these reasons that suitable NDT training is necessary.
The Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing (PCN) is an international scheme for the certification of NDT technicians and supervisors, which is recognised by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) and meets BS EN ISO 9712 requirements.
PCN certification is broken down into 3 levels per NDT discipline and requires candidates to pass theory and practical exams for each level and have a minimum amount of industry experience.
There are a number of great NDT schools in the UK which are all worth considering if you (or one of your employees) are considering PCN certification.
Lavender International is one of those school and operates several schools globally. They are well established with their UK head office based in Penistone, Sheffield.
There is also Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Training Solutions who are a global leader in providing training in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and coatings and inspection, offering a comprehensive selection of programmes across different disciplines based at the Sheffield Business Park on Europa View.