Inspection Services
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Inspection Services

Helping customers to maintain workplace equipment safety, optimise the efficiency of plant and equipment, and comply with applicable health and safety legislation

Periodic inspections of workplace plant and equipment form a vital part of an employer’s duty; ensuring the health, safety and welfare of their employees and workplace visitors.

Engineering inspections also ensure employer conformity to health and safety legislation and, ultimately, add value by helping the business to operate efficiently.

How can HSB help?

Our engineering inspection services are focused on helping businesses of all sizes and industry types, throughout the UK and Ireland, to:

  • Maintain workplace equipment safety
  • Optimise the efficiency of plant and equipment
  • Comply with applicable health and safety legislation
Average HSB Inspection Services
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We provide impartial inspection services in the role of ‘Competent Person’ (What is a 'Competent Person'?) to assist with statutory inspections across a vast range of plant and equipment.
...very professional, giving us great confidence that our equipment has been competently inspected.
HSB Inspection Services customer

Our network of competent, multi-skilled Engineer Surveyors can help businesses to achieve regulatory compliance for the following classes of plant and equipment:

Equipment category Legislation - UK (2) Legislation - Ireland
Boiler/pressure Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) S.I. No. 445 of 2012: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Lifting Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) S.I. No. 299 of 2007: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
Electrical/mechanical Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998 (PUWER) S.I. No. 299 of 2007 (Regulation 30): Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
Local exhaust ventilation The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) Health & Safety Authority: Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Guidance document
Power presses and associated machinery Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998 (PUWER) S.I. No. 299 of 2007: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
Fixed electrical wiring Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR) S.I. No. 299 of 2007 (Part 3): Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
(1) As at 6 July 2021. (2) For Northern Ireland, similar statutory equipment legislation is applicable.
Our inspection services are also available to assist with the statutory examination of plant and equipment covered by other legislation not listed above, including:


  • Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH)
  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR)
  • Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 (CLAW)


  • S.I. No. 209 of 2015: Chemicals Act (Control of Major Accident Hazards involving Dangerous Substances) Regulations 2015

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Our three engineering consultancy services 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 businesses to build them to fit their business.

Why choose HSB?

  • A leading specialist provider of inspection services in the UK and Ireland
  • Proactive inspection 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 your local HSB office.
Construction plant and equipment
First class service. Excellent engineer with a vast knowledge of the job. Couldn't be more happy.
HSB Inspection Services customer

Accreditations, certificates and memberships

We hold many accreditations, certificates and memberships in relation to the health and safety of our people, our customers and our inspection services.