Destructive testing services | Mechanical Testing Tensile Machine

£1.5m nuclear waste management contract a ‘game changer’ for Cumbrian SME

EXPERTS in industry-wide destructive and non-destructive testing and training have won a ‘game changing’ £1.5m contract to provide vital inspection services to the UK’s nuclear waste management sector. New jobs will be created and a significant investment made in equipment and training at specialist company Responsive as a result of securing a major four-year deal […]


BECBC Shadow Board Awards Winner

I’m not sure anyone working at Responsive is on the hunt for any recognition for the hard work they do, which makes it a little nicer when someone nominates you for the hard work and dedication you have shown over the previous 12 months. What makes this award that much better is that not only […]

Scintillation Testing

Responsive’s radiological testing lab provides innovative solution to nuclear industry shielding

WHEN a nuclear operator analysed data from plugs removed from a radiation cell’s shielding wall it found a discrepancy between the weights. The different readings begged the question whether there was a problem in terms of the integrity of the shielding plugs. The plugs are removable to allow radioactive cells on a nuclear site to […]

Ellis Selkirk

Responsive to rescue when Manchester Ship Canal vessel needed fast action for vital welding tests

WHEN a shipping company needed fast overnight action to ensure the integrity of new welds in time for its vessel to depart the next morning, Responsive were the experts who came to the rescue. A vessel moored in the Manchester Ship Canal at night, was due to head out into the Irish Sea the next […]


Framework Success for Responsive NDT

Responsive NDT (Non-Destructive Testing), part of Responsive Ltd, has won a framework for new work with LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) near Drigg, a Tier 1 organisation within the nuclear supply chain. The framework agreement was issued for Tender in August 2020 and the team at Responsive NDT, based in Lillyhall, put together their winning bid […]


Gareth’s 70 Mile Challenge in aid of Calderwood House

While lockdown has been hard and difficult for a lot of people, Gareth McNally is using the opportunity to do some good. Gareth, who is Operations Director for Responsive NDT at Lillyhall, has set himself the challenge of running 70 miles by covering five miles a day for fourteen consecutive days as his local exercise. […]

New Radiography PCN Lv 2 Qualification

Responsive NDT Employee Qualification Quadruple in Radiography

Recently, Responsive NDT based at our Lillyhall facility has had a course running for our apprentices that are studying radiography PCN Level 2, as part of their NVQ Level 3. All 4, Lisa Grears, Gary Linford, Ellis Selkirk and Rikki Tweedie have been studying within the workplace and in their own time, for an NVQ […]


Safe Contractor Accreditation

Safe Contractor Accredited Behind the scenes Olivia and Maisie have been gaining Responsive new accreditations. Safe Contractor highlights our management and staff commitment to the safety of our employees and those of our customers and the general public. Well done team Responsive!

We are open

We Are Open For Business – COVID-19

We Are Open For Business Responsive as members of SAFed are defined as Key workers by the HSE – http://www.safed.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/SAFed-Brief-Members-Only-Continued-Operation-of-the-Thorough-Examination-Sector-and-Key-Worker-Designation-24th-March-2020.pdf We have provisions in place for continual working at our Mechanical and Non destructive testing facilities around the UK. As an absolute minimum within our facilities and at site locations we continue to follow the […]

Dream Placement

Making work placements a Dream

The Responsive Family support an amazing company ‘Centre for Leadership Performance’ which have been running a “dream placement” scheme for many years. “The Dream placement scheme has been co-created with businesses across Cumbria who want to connect with their future workforce and showcase the breadth of opportunities within their organisations. The scheme gives all young […]