Why attain SSPC QP 5 (now AMPP QP) accreditation?
QP 5 is an accreditation program for inspection companies that focuses on the industrial coating and lining industry. QP 5 evaluates an inspection company’s ability to provide consistent quality inspection of coatings and linings for its clients.
On a fundamental level, QP 5 provides support to both the owner and inspection company by requiring checks and balances that ensure a high level of quality inspection regardless of which individual inspector is working the job site. This is due to inspection service providers adopting quality programs that include regular maintenance training for inspectors, quality and procedural standards, corporate internal auditing of inspection records, and accountability.
Consistency and accountability at all levels of the inspection service gives the owner knowledge that their project is not just being inspected, it is also reviewed and supported by the inspection company itself. Because of the QP 5 requirements, both owners and inspection companies have realized the critical role provided by QP 5.