Non-Destructive Testing & Welding Certification Specialists

We carry out N.D.T & Welding Certification throughout the UK. We also offer invigilation in association with SGS United Kingdom Limited as a Type A Recognised Third Party Organisation to the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU.

AW Inspection Services are an independent inspection company based in Bridgwater that provide non-destructive testing (NDT) & Welding Certification throughout the UK.

AW Inspection Services have amassed considerable expertise and experience in equipment and component testing to support a network of industries; including nuclear, petrochemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, leisure and structural steel sectors. Our highly qualified and experienced NDT personnel ensure that we work to the highest attainable standards. Specialising in MPI, LPI and UT Testing in Somerset and the South West of England, AW Inspections main quality control is derived from a pride in the work carried out by everyone involved – and there is no greater perfection than that.

What we do

Non-Destructive Testing

AW Inspection Services carry out a wide range of Non-destructive testing services, including Eddy Current Testing, Liquid Penetrant Inspection, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Ultrasonic Examination and Visual Inspection.

Find out more

Mechanical Testing

Mechanical testing is used to determine whether a material, or a part is suitable for its intended application and reveals the properties of a material under dynamic or static force. Designed to ensure that materials are suitable….

Find out more

Welding Certification

AW Inspection Services can deliver the complete package when producing a Weld Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR) and Welder qualification testing (WQT). Our highly trained inspectors are qualified to CSWIP 3.1.

Find out more

PCN Level 3 NDT Services

As well as writing, verifying and approving NDT documentation our NDT Level 3 can review and report on the accuracy of NDT procedures, technique sheets, qualifications and reports on behalf of  our customers.

Find out more

CE Marking

The Construction Products Regulations 2011 (CPR) make it a legal requirement to CE marking series-manufactured structural metal components or kits that are covered by a harmonised European standard. After the 1st of July 2014 …

Find out more

Welder Training and Certification

AW Inspection Services can deliver the complete package when producing a Weld Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR) and Welder qualification testing (WQT). We can provide Weld Procedure Certification and Welder Training across the South West of England.

Find out more

Affiliations and approvals


Liquid Penetrant Inspection

Liquid penetrant inspection is a widely applied inspection method used to locate surface-breaking defects in all non-porous materials (metals, plastics, or ceramics).


Magnetic Particle Inspection

Magnetic particle inspection is a non-destructive testing (NDT) method used to check for surface and sub-surface discontinuities and defects.


Eddy Current Testing

Eddy current techniques are commonly used for the NDT examination to detect surface and near surface defects of a large variety of metallic structures.


Ultrasonic Thickness Survey

Ultrasonic thickness measurements are used to evaluate the thickness of a material or object from one side and is capable of testing materials accurately giving reliable results.


Visual Inspection (VT)

Visual inspection is a surface inspection technique that is typically the first step of the examination process, which can be used to inspect a variety of product forms.


Ultrasonic Inspection (UT)

Ultrasonic inspection is a non-destructive test method that uses sound waves to detect cracks, weld grooves, fractures and defects in parts and materials.

Who we work with