HSE recognises the potential challenges when
carrying out legal requirements for thorough examination and
testing (TE&T) of plant and equipment as a result of the
additional precautions people need to take to help reduce risk of
transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and has produced guidance to help industry
during this period.
engineers are supporting GB industry to maintain operations
and viability by prioritising critical industries and the
protection of equipment aiding vulnerable persons.
of such equipment must still make all reasonable efforts to
ensure that social distancing measures in the workplace
aren’t perceived to be a barrier to carrying out TE&T.
and inspection bodies should cooperate to ensure access to
plant and equipment for TE&T continues to schedule. This
includes businesses arranging access for visiting inspectors
to undertake thorough examinations at businesses that are
currently closed (either by choice or due to COVID-19
the coronavirus outbreak means your businesses is unable to
meet its obligations for TE&T, this guidance includes a
risk-based process to determine whether there are steps you
can take to safely continue to use equipment critical for
essential work, or if you must decide to stop using the
The law for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment
Regulations (LOLER) and Pressure Systems Safety Regulations
(PSSR) remain in place and businesses must continue to make
ensure that equipment is safe to use.
If you need help, advice or
quotations for your inspections, please speak to Justin @ Neil Willies
on 0800 542 0672 or email email@example.com