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Exploring Materials, Equipment and Component certification with LR


Sometimes a Type Approval isn’t needed, but you still may want to offer your customers peace of mind that your machinery is designed to meet standard rules or regulations.

LR’s Machinery General Design Appraisal team can support the design and construction process, increasing your confidence in the final product. We’ll ensure that it meets the highest safety, quality and reliability standards.

Why Design Appraisal?

Our design appraisal teams can help you streamline the design and construction process, increasing your confidence in the performance of your products in the future. We can also carry out Type Approval, providing independent third-party verification of a product's conformity with specific standards or statutory requirements. Our environmental services can help you to demonstrate a clear commitment to the environment and its protection.

Why LR?

LR's third-party certification services deliver the confidence manufacturers and clients need, providing the technical expertise to ensure products and components meet the highest standards.

Delivering certification services

LR is your trusted adviser for all compliance and performance requirements, offering services that make your business safe, sustainable and efficient.

A collaborative partnership

We do more than tell you that your product has passed or failed. We support you by connecting you with expertise and sharing our domain experience to add value and provide clarity to the technical detail.

Sustainability built on a foundation of safety

We are founded on social purpose values and safety has been at the heart of our work since the very beginning. LR is agile, adaptable and focused on delivering sustainable change for the future. Learn more by exploring our sustainability story.

Digital-led solutions

We are accelerating our technical capability, transitioning to more digital services to give you access to technical expertise, whether in person or remote. Through digital transformation, we utilise data and real-time intelligence to provide transparency and oversight throughout the project lifecycle.

A trusted brand with technical excellence

We partner with you to support maritime in achieving its decarbonisation objectives and driving performance across the ocean economy. We help you mitigate risk, enhance operations and make intelligent investment decisions.

Your business helps LR to help others

Our generated profits fund the Lloyd's Register Foundation, an independent charity supporting research, innovation and education to make the world a safer place.