Inspection frequencies

Pressure Mths Regs Notes
Air pressure plant. System > 250 bar/ltr 26 PSSR Normally inspected at 24 month frequency
Hot water boiler (operating at 100°c and over) 14 PSSR Normally inspected at 12 month frequency
Refrigeration and air conditioning > 25 kW 48 PSSR
Steam boiler and steam oven 14 PSSR Normally inspected at 12 month frequency
Steam pressure vessel 26 PSSR Normally inspected at 24 month frequency
Other pressure system 12-120 PSSR Dependent on vessel type, contents and application
Lifting Mths Regs Notes
Escalators 12 PUWER Inspection under workplace regulations
Builders hoists 6 LOLER 12 if only lifting goods
Cranes and lifting machinery 12 LOLER Not accessories
Excavators 12 PUWER LOLER if used for lifting
Forklift trucks 12 LOLER In all cases, 6 months if used for lifting persons
Goods, lifts and hoists 12 LOLER
Passenger lifts 6 LOLER
Lifting accessories 6 LOLER
Lorry loader cranes 12 LOLER
Motor vehicle lifting tables 6 LOLER
Power Presses and Process Machinery Mths Regs Notes
Power presses and press brakes 6 PUWER 12 monthly where press has fixed guards only or enclosed tool
Paper cutting guillotines 6 PUWER
Metal cutting guillotines 12 PUWER 6 months in the unlikely event it is fitted with interlocking guards
Plastic injection moulding machines 12 PUWER
Electrical Mths Regs Notes
Electrical installations and equipment 6 - 60 EAWR 1989, BS7671:2008 Requirements for Electrical Installations (17th Editions Wiring Regulations) Frequency varies according to the type of installation and may be determined by local licensing requirements.
Quarries 6 - 12 EAWR 1989 and Electrical Safety in Quarries The quarry operator should have a maintenance scheme in place to increase the full inspection and testing regime of every 6 months.
Inspection and testing of Portable Electrical appliances (PAT) 6 - 60 EAWR 1989, IEE Code of Practise for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment, HS(G) 107 Maintaining portable and transportable electrical equipment. Frequency varies according to the type of equipment and environment. Risk assessment should be carried out to set the inspection and testing regime. Guidance on frequency is given in IEE Code of Practise for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
Inspections of Electro-Mechanical Plant and Machinery 6 - 60 EAWR 1989, PUWER Frequency varies according to usage and environmental condition in which plant is operating.
Local Exhaust Ventilation Mths Regs Notes
Dust / Fume / Vapour extraction 14 COSHH Regulation 7/8 6 monthly for metal dust
Guidance Note HSG 258 6 monthly in non-ferrous foundries
Shot blast units 6 COSHH Regulation 7/8
Guidance Note HSG 258

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