The Swiss Association for Technical Inspections (SVTI/ASIT) is among the leading Swiss institutions in the field of technical safety inspections. As a private, independent, not-for-profit association which was founded in 1869 and which has around 8000 members, the SVTI takes on official and private tasks on behalf of the Swiss federal government 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 main activities of the SVTI include the monitoring of technical systems and equipment such as pipelines, installations in power plants and pressurised containers and the market monitoring of lifts and pressure equipment.
The SVTI is divided into the following departments: The Pressure Vessel Inspectorate, The Federal Pipeline Inspectorate (FPI), The Nuclear Inspectorate, and Federal Inspectorate for Lifts (EIA) and Pressure Equipment.