The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes duties on employers to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees. Part of this legislation details the requirement to maintain plant and systems of work which for certain types of machinery involves statutory inspections and certification at specified intervals.
What is covered? Statutory inspection of plant to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
When arranging cover for our clients, due consideration is given to:
- Additional plant
- We ensure we visit our clients on a regular basis to include walk round inspections of the business premises. It is essential that newly acquired items which require inspecting are included on the plant schedule
- ... and Deletion of plant
- It is also essential that plant is deleted if no longer owned to ensure premium payments are kept to a minimum
- Periods of inspection
- Each category of plant has a recommended inspection period attaching. These are generally guidelines and where certain items of plant are infrequently used, premiums can be reduced by amending the periods of inspection
- Changes during the period of insurance can result in additional charges being made at the end of the period. In these circumstances we ensure the insurers or inspection providers clearly demonstrate the basis of the additional charges with detailed reports proving the additional plant inspected and the time spend doing so
- Electronic records
- Certain providers allow access to their database to aid clients to monitor and have access to inspection records. This assists audits by regulatory bodies and accreditation providers
Castlemead Insurance Brokers have the knowledge, experience and market connections required to competitively place the required cover for your business.