This users' guide is provided for operators to build their own working practices for specifying, managing and procuring third party inspection services. Primarily based around UK legislation, the publication has been written to complement the Chemical and Downstream Oil Industry Forum (CDOIF) document: Guidance on the use of external contractors in the management of ageing plant. Users operating plant in other countries should also find this guidance useful. The guide has been developed due to the perceived differences between the use of in-house and third party inspection bodies. As well as guidance on policy, organisation and scheduling, the guide provides sample checklists and a code of conduct for non-destructive testing (NDT) inspections.

EEMUA 232 is a key part of the guidance and good practice applied in the EEMUA Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate, a blended learning training course.

Key aspects of EEMUA 232 are the basis of EEMUA's Third Party Inspection e-learning training course.

Please note EEMUA Associates receive a 50% discount off the non-member price.