It is a departmental duty to:
- Notify equipment to the inspection service;
- Ensure that inspections are being carried out on or before the due date;
- Ensure that inspection reports are read and acted upon.
Legal responsibility for ensuring that Statutory Inspections are completed on time cannot be delegated to a third party. Failure to comply with Statutory Inspection Requirements could lead to prosecution by the Health & Safety Executive or other enforcing authority as well as compromising continued safe operation of the Plant.
It is therefore strongly recommended that you establish a system whereby inspection dates are monitored in order that action can be taken to prevent inspections becoming overdue. The appointed independent inspectors can provide you with access to their database system which should assist you with the necessary monitoring. Details of the current inspectors are available from Health & Safety.