Centre Testing International (CTI) has been approved by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to perform hazardous materials (HazMat) analysis in relation to IHM service recently, and this makes CTI the first certified laboratory globally.
According to GL Approval System, the audit was conducted in consistence with ISO/IEC 17025:2005, GL’s approval scheme and Guidelines MEPC.197 (62). CTI’s quality management system, including technological capability, quality assurance system and personnel training plan, was assessed; testing items of all thirteen kinds of prohibited / restricted materials in “Hong Kong Convention” (International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships) were verified. The audit conclusion is that “CTI is competent to perform HazMat analysis related to IHM service”.
GL has developed its Approval scheme up to four parts, HazMat Experts training and witness for individuals, HazMat Expert Company for onboard investigation organizations and Approved Laboratory recognition. So far, CTI is the only organization that acquires both onboard investigation and laboratory testing approval and thereby providing a one-stop IHM service for shipyards and ship-owners.
Currently, CTI has got the following certifications:
1. Survey for Asbestos in Marine Vessels Accreditation Certificate (ISO 17020, UKAS)
2. Laboratory Accreditation Certificate (ISO17025, CNAS-ILAC)
3. LR Approved Certificate for Visual/Sampling Checks and Testing of Hazardous Materials
4. GL Approved HazMat Company
5. GL Approved Hazmat Experts
6. GL Approved Hazmat Laboratory
7. CCS Approved Lab Testing Certificate for Asbestos
8. US EPA approved asbestos inspector/management planner/removal project designer certificate
CTI is a world leading company providing Life-cycle Hazardous Materials Management on board ships. We provide accredited services world wide, and our services include onboard inspection of hazardous materials and asbestos, management consultation on asbestos management, compilation of Inventory of Hazardous Materials, supply-chain risk management, HSE training, asbestos abatement plan consultation and on site inspection, asbestos removal practice training and laboratory analysis.
Note：For onboard ship inspection service, the recognition basis is ISO/IEC 17020:2012, while for laboratory testing which is responsible for received samples, the basis is ISO/IEC 17025:2005.