Engineering Inspection Services
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Helping customers across the UK and Ireland to maintain workplace equipment safety, optimise the efficiency of plant and equipment, and comply with applicable health and safety legislation

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Periodic engineering inspections of workplace plant, machinery and equipment form a vital part of an employer’s duty; ensuring the health, safety and welfare of their employees and workplace visitors. Inspections also ensure employer conformity to health and safety regulatory requirements and, ultimately, add value by helping the business to operate efficiently.

How can HSB help?

Our network of competent, multi-skilled Engineer Surveyors are focused on helping businesses of all sizes and industry types, throughout the UK and Ireland.
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We provide impartial engineering inspection services in the role of ‘Competent Person’ to assist with statutory inspections across a vast range of plant and equipment.

The UK Health & Safety Executive defines a 'Competent Person' as "someone who has the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to manage health and safety".

Depending on the particular legislation, the Competent Person can be either an individual or the body which employs the individual to provide inspection services.

The 2005 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act defines a 'Competent Person' "where, having regard to the task he or she is required to perform and taking account of the size or hazards (or both of them) of the undertaking or establishment in which he or she undertakes work, the person possesses sufficient training, experience and knowledge appropriate to the nature of the work to be undertaken".
Our Engineer Surveyors can help businesses achieve regulatory compliance for the following classes of plant and equipment:
Equipment category Legislation (2)
Boiler/pressure systems Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR)
Lifting Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
Electrical/mechanical Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
Local exhaust ventilation The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
Power presses and associated machinery Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
Fixed wiring (electrical) Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR)
Within the UK, we can also inspect many types of equipment used by the general public which do not necessarily require statutory examinations.
Equipment category Legislation
Boiler/pressure systems S.I. No. 445 of 2012: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Lifting S.I. No. 299 of 2007: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
Electrical/mechanical S.I. No. 299 of 2007 (Regulation 30): Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
Local exhaust ventilation Health & Safety Authority: Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Guidance document
Power presses and associated machinery S.I. No. 299 of 2007: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
Fixed wiring (electrical) S.I. No. 299 of 2007 (Part 3): Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
HSB Connect
We provide our customers with access to HSB Connect, online access to their inspection reports and management information; accessible across multiple devices.
We hold many accreditations, certificates and memberships in relation to the health and safety of our people, our customers and our inspection services.
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First class service. Excellent engineer with a vast knowledge of the job. Couldn't be more happy.
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Brochures

Access HSB Inspection Services online via our e-trade solutions: HSB Fast Track or Acturis; developed to make the full item selection, quote and bind process as simple as possible for brokers.

Presentation: Simplifying trading engineering inspection

Brokers/Agents: If your customers operate plant and equipment, ensuring they’re safe and compliant is important. But how can trading engineering inspection services be made simpler?

Learn how you can identify plant and equipment, where to find items, and how to trade inspection services easily.

Why choose HSB?

  • A leading specialist provider of inspection services in the UK and Ireland
  • Proactive service carried out by our network of competent, technically-experienced Engineer Surveyors located throughout the UK and Ireland
  • Inspection services accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service)
  • Provides customers with direct access to their key inspection reports and documentation via our online inspection reporting tool, HSB Connect
  • UK-based arm of HSB Group, the equipment breakdown insurance and inspection market leader since 1866

Contact us

For more information, speak to your broker, your usual HSB contact, or contact your local HSB office.

For e-trade enquiries, contact our dedicated E-Trade Team.

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We can help businesses to reduce risks, costs, and deliver compliance via improved analysis of their equipment and health and safety practices. Each service is further split into modules, allowing customers to build them to fit their business.

(1) As at 20 July 2022.
(2) For Northern Ireland, similar statutory equipment legislation is applicable.