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Business Risk Management Engineering Inspections

Certain types of plant and equipment require mandatory engineering inspection on a regular basis. In order to ensure the safety of everyone involved with the equipment, these inspections must be carried out by a qualified person. 

Typical examples of plant and machinery required to be inspected are lifts, compressors, or plants fitted with hydraulics, chains, wires or ropes. Also, any mechanical extraction system used to control hazardous substances.

Alan Boswell Group can provide all the inspection services and support you need:

  • Ensuring compliance with legislation.
  • Full documentation of inspections.
  • Annual contract.
  • Competitive pricing.

The Alan Boswell Group Difference

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Engineering inspection is an area often overlooked by businesses in the UK, but we can help. Our in-house Engineer Surveyors will work with you to identify which items of your work equipment require inspections and establish how frequently these checks are required. We will also carry out the appropriate inspections, ensuring you meet your legal requirements.

Engineering Inspection in detail

Engineering inspection follows four simple steps:

  • Insurance experts We will identify if you require engineering inspection and for which items.
  • Inspections Will be carried by our qualified, in-house team of specialists.
  • Ongoing inspection Will be carried out by our engineer surveyors to continually ensure you comply with regulations.
  • Paperwork Is provided so you have a record of which equipment was inspected and when your next inspections are required.

Subject to renewal of the engineering inspection, this process will continue as and when items of plant and machinery are due for inspection.

Failure to have items of your plant and equipment checked means any potential liability claims may not be covered by your insurance. This can also lead to prosecutions. It is vital to seek professional guidance about your obligations. Find out more on legal requirement for your equipment and best practice for regular inspections.


  • Our engineering surveyors can provide a range of statutory inspections, ensuring you comply with the following: Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR) and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH), the latter in terms of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) examination and testing. The engineers also offer general advice/inspections in line with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).