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Level 3 Pre-Examination Seminar 17 Sep 2020
University of Sheffield Seminar

Certification of Strain Measurement Personnel

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The BSSM runs a certification scheme to promote good practice in strain measurement, and to confirm the competence of a strain gauge user by awarding a formal qualification.

The Level 3 Pre - Examination Seminar will take place on Thursday 17th September 2020 at the University of Sheffield.
The Level 3 Examination will take place on Wednesday 30th September to Thursday 1st October 2020 at the University of Sheffield

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The scheme operates at three levels consistent with the European Standard EN473:2005, General Principles for Qualification and Certification of NDT Personnel.

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Level 1 The basic qualification for Technicians who install strain gauges (similar to NVQ2)

Level 2 The qualification for strain gauge technicians with supervisory roles, who utilise strain gauges to make measurements (similar to NVQ3).

Level 3 Diploma

The qualification for senior strain measurement personnel who specify strain gauge installations and who are responsible for the analysis of measurement data (similar to NVQ4)

Experience with the certification scheme over a period of 30 years has shown that certification:

  • Demonstrates staff and organisational competence to external bodies
  • Increases staff confidence
  • Extends skills and understanding and consequently staff interest
  • Enhances staff status within the company

BSSM certification runs for 5 years. To renew your accreditation please complete and return the relevant form below to:

Amanda Boaler
Society Manager
2 Craven Common

Mobile : 07756 915295

Level 1 Renewal Form
Level 2 Renewal Form
Level 3 Renewal Form

For the dates of the next scheduled exams visit the training courses and exams page

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