Accreditation & Regulations

Accreditation and associations

As you would expect, our qualifications for providing these technical services in Ireland are second to none. We are accredited as a Type ‘A’ Inspection Body to provide 'third party' inspection services that are independent of any routine maintenance or servicing our customers’ equipment may require.

Our inspection services are accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB – www.inab.ie) and we are also registered electrical contractors under the Safe Electric Qualified Certifier Scheme for Electrical Installations.

We also contribute to the Irish Electrical Technical Committee and the Crane Technical Committee, NSAI/TC 033

We are a full member of the Safety Assessment Foundation (SAFed)  www.safed.co.uk or www.safed.ie, the UK's engineering inspection and certification umbrella body with direct access to the HSE in the UK, the HSA in Ireland and other European bodies dealing with standards and plant inspection.

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Regulations

Requirements in the field of plant/equipment inspection s are driven by European Directives. These directives are put in to Irish Law under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Acts 2005 and were in turn are applied by the General Application Regulations.

These regulations cover all places of work and replace previous legislation such as the Factories Act 1955. The regulations also brought premises such as apartment blocks into the legislative framework for the first time. People who work in these types of premises – maintenance staff, cleaning staff etc. are now also covered under the regulations and therefore any machinery or equipment that may be used by them is considered to be 'work equipment' under the regulations.

Links to legislation:

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (no.10 of 2005)

www.hsa.ie/eng/Legislation/Acts/Safety_Health_and_Welfare_at_Work/SI_No_10_of_2005.pdf

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007-2016

www.hsa.ie/eng/Legislation/Regulations_and_Orders/General_Application_Regulations_2007 

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