Engineering examination and inspections
Equipment owners and managers can typically have a diverse, complex and large number of plant and equipment types under their direct control and or supervision. With this comes legal responsibility to ensure equipment and plant is safe and that the necessary Health and Safety requirements are being satisfied.
Our website aims to assist you through this process and explains the services that we offer to help keep your equipment, plant and staff safe and to help you to satisfy the necessary legislative requirements.
In the sections below, the term “General Application Regulations” refers to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 299/2007) and the term “Pressure Regulations” refers to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 445/2012).
In addition to our Engineering inspection service and accompanying Insurance we offer a comprehensive product range that you would expect to see within Speciality Lines:
For more information on our Speciality Lines Products and Inspection Services please speak to your Broker, Aviva Business Development Manager or any of our team.
Identifying types of plant and the requirements for Inspection/examination can often be difficult. We have put together plant guides to assist in the identification of plant and equipment along with applicable legislation, frequency of inspection and industries where it might be used.
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.
Nothing on this webpage constitutes legal advice. Specialist legal advice should be taken in relation to specific circumstances.
The contents of this webpage are for general information purposes only. Whilst Aviva endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and Aviva does not accept any liability for error or omission.
Aviva shall not be liable for any damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of, or inability to use, this webpage or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this webpage or any such material.
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)
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007-2016
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