The LRCCS Competent Manufacturer Scheme is an audit of a manufacturer's ability to make certain offshore containers and accessories, according to specified regulations and product standards.
The scheme is based on assessing the manufacturer's control of quality to a recognized assurance standard. Once certified, manufacturers can produce a specified type of container or piece of equipment using the inspection of their own trained quality personnel.
Who is it for?
The LRCCS Competent Manufacturer Certification is for companies that want to:
- Prove to their customers they can produce equipment to specified standards and regulations
- Make sure their products can be used anywhere in the world
- Improve their flexibility and competitiveness
What are the requirements?
To be eligible as an LRCCS Competent Manufacturer, a company must have:
- A quality manual and ISO 9001 certification
- Quality management representatives and personnel
- Internal quality audits
- Purchasing controls to ensure supply chain assurance
- Manufacturing and process controls
- Welding procedures and qualifications in accordance with appropriate standards
LR surveyors who have experience inspecting a manfacturer's type of equipment perform onsite inspections and documentation reviews.
Once certified, our surveyors conduct periodic surveillance checks, as well as conduct a re-certification process every three years.
Competent Manufacturer certificates are issued to individual manufacturing sites.
Why work with us?
Lloyd's Register has been inspecting containers and helping craft container standards since we published "Recommendations for Container Construction and Certification" in 1966. Since then we've certified millions of containers around the world.
Our dedicated container team has deep experience with container design and inspection standards, working with clients to certify everything from unique designs to common box containers. Sector-specific design appraisal and inspection teams work to make sure your containers are fit for purpose and conform to the right regulations.
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The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.
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