Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Plant Inspection: SCQF Level 6

Duration:  2 days
Per Delegate:  £690.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand safe working practices.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare an area for work.
  • Carry out a performance and condition test on mechanical plant.
  • Understand the basic principles of mechanical plant inspection.

Course Content

  • Levels of competence and certification of individuals and inspection bodies to BS EN 17020
  • Duties & responsibilities of inspectors
  • Description of types of plant included in the inspection scope and associated inspection requirements
  • Statutory Regulations/Instruments, standards and codes relevant to inspection/ integrity management
  • Inspection techniques, aids and NDE (non destructive examination) methods
  • Materials of construction, failure mechanisms, equipment fault modes
  • Inspection & maintenance strategies, including risk & reliability based models
  • Pressure vessel & piping inspection to API510 & API570, methodology, defect/damage assessment and recording/ reporting of data & anomalies
  • Pressure testing methods, procedures, standards and codes and witnessing requirements
  • Inspection & testing of valves
  • Performance standards & written schemes of examination for safety critical equipment/ systems on offshore installations, PFEER (Prevention of Fire and Explosion and Emergency Response)
  • Safety Case Regulations, DCR & Verification written schemes and Pressure Systems Safety Regulations.


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and gloves.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Engineers, Technicians and Supervisors with a mechanical engineering background in mechanical maintenance who have responsibility for integrity management or inspection.


SCQF Credit Rated Certificate.

Recognised within the SCQF framework and contributes to an individuals Continued Professional Development (CPD). This course equates to 2 SCQF credit points. 

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