To compete in the ever demanding markets and continue to be a world class manufacturer, Sheffield Forgemasters has a total commitment to quality and holds numerous accreditations.

Over the years, Sheffield Forgemasters has developed Quality Management Systems and gained accreditation to national and international standards, showing commitment to providing the best possible products and service to our customers and a promise of continual development and improvement.

Accreditations & Quality

Over the years Sheffield Forgemasters has developed numerous Quality Management Systems and acquired accreditations to international standards. This demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers whilst continuously developing. The ASME accreditation we received in 1992 has allowed us to supply critical components in the nuclear market. 

Several accreditations such as TUV and DNV have allowed us to accquire customers approval to the RCC-M French Nuclear code and blue chip organisations such as Rolls Royce show our commitment to quality.

We are also very proud to be approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as a Material Organisation Quality System Certificate Holder, certifying the organisation to the ASME Nuclear Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. This is supported by our test house which is a UKAS accrediated facility.

Our internal QA in each area of our organisation monitors the day to day activities while a central quality function carries out a comprehensive internal audit programme. This maintains the Quality Management Systems ensuring subcontractors can achieve the high standards expected whilst providing support. The Group Quality Director alongside an experienced team ensures the highest practices and procedures are in place throughout the organisation.

Quality is the responsibility of every employee at Sheffield Forgemasters. Quality awareness training sessions are an important part of development for each member of the workforce.

In addition to the quality indoctrinations we have a detailed code and standard specific training sessions, which are held frequently to indicate the importance of our high integrity standards. 

Our Accreditations

  • A1 Accreditation China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute approval for manufacture of pressure vessels
  • ABS American Bureau of Shipping approval for manufacture of marine and offshore castings
  • American Bureau of Shipping Castings for use in marine applications
  • ASME NCA 3800 Nuclear metallic material supplier quality programme requirements
  • ASME NS Class 1, 2, 3
  • ASME Nuclear Partials (NPT) Bureau Veritas & Rules for classification for ingot supply, Class 1, 2, 3
  • ASME Section III NCA-3800
  • ASME QSC Quality System Certificates
  • BSEN OH SAS 18001 International health and safety management system
  • Bureau Veritas Forged ingot up to 300 tonnes
  • Bureau Veritas Forgings up to 300 tonnes
  • Bureau Veritas Castings up to 300 tonnes
  • Chinese Pressure Vessels A1
  • Def Stan 02-736 Part 2 and 3 Approval to manufacture thick section Q1N Castings and Forgings
  • DNV – Steel Castings Det Norske Veritas – offshore classification rules for castings
  • DNV - OS-B101 Castings in stainless and low alloy
  • DNV - OS-B101 Forgings in stainless and low alloy
  • DNV – Steel Forgings Det Norske Veritas – offshore classification rules for forgings
  • HAF 604 Forgings, safety class 1, 2, 3
  • Germanischer Lloyd Approval for manufacture of ingot, billet and bar in low alloy and stainless steels
  • ISO 9001:2008 International quality management system
  • ISO 14001:2015 International environmental management system
  • JOSCAR Supplier Accreditation Register
  • Lloyds Register of Shipping Lloyds register of rules for steelmaking, forging and casting manufacture in carbon, low alloy and stainless steel
  • Ministry of Defence Approved supplier to the Ministry of Defence
  • NAVSEA T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Approval to manufacture thick section HY80 Castings and Forgings
  • Russian Maritime Steel castings
  • Roll Royce Castings, forgings, machining and heat treatment for nuclear supply
  • RCC-M 1000
  • RCC-M 2000
  • RCC-M 3000
  • TUV Conditions for proper fabrication to Ad Merkblatt 2000 technical rules
  • TUV Nord AD2000-Merkblatt WO/TRD 100 & PED 97/23/EC, for forgings and castings
  • UKAS 17025 Independent accreditation for test house facilities




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