The Swiss Association for Technical Inspections (SVTI) is among the leading Swiss institutions in the field of technical safety inspections. It was founded in 1869.
Swiss Association for Technical Inspections
As a private, independent, not-for-profit association that has around 8,000 members, the SVTI takes on official and private tasks on behalf of the state and the cantons. The purpose of the SVTI is the prevention of accidents, malfunctions and damage and the elimination of hazards in the production and operation of technical equipment of all kinds.
The SVTI’s main activities include monitoring technical equipment and devices such as pipelines, installations in power plants and pressurised containers, as well as monitoring the market for lifts and pressure equipment.
The SVTI is divided into the following departments: the Pressure Vessel Inspectorate, the Federal Pipelines Inspectorate (FPI), the Nuclear Inspectorate, the Federal Inspectorate for Lifts (EIA) and Market Surveillance for Pressure Equipment.