Flexible hose accreditation

As the arteries of industrial Australia, flexible hoses receive little care and attention and high-pressure hose failures can cause fatal injuries.

In June 2021, NATA was approached by the Resources Division of HoseCo seeking accreditation for the inspection of flexible hoses in both offshore and onshore applications.

To support their accreditation, HoseCo identified the UK Energy Institute’s ‘Guidelines for the management of flexible hose assemblies’ and the NSW Mini regulator’s ‘Mining Design Guideline MDG41’ as relevant documents.

Following confirming discussions, an application for an additional site in a “corporate accreditation” to cover these inspections was lodged, allowing HoseCo to use a single accreditation number to cover an extensive range of sites and activities.

An initial assessment was organised and conducted using a Lead Assessor connecting remotely but with a Technical Assessor attending the site in-person.

HoseCo satisfactorily addressed the findings raised in the report, and NATA granted HoseCo accreditation in June 2021.

For more information, please contact Sector Manager, Inspection or visit their website.