We can provide a variety of Specialist Inspection Services through our Specialist Partner Bureau Veritas. These services include, but are not limited to, drone inspections, electrical inspection and testing, emergency lighting explosive atmospheres and dangerous substances, fire risk assessments, portable appliance testing and thermographic inspections.
Bureau Veritas can offer drone inspection solutions. Failing to visually inspect your assets can lead to failures and costly reactive maintenance. Utilising drones can help with the visual inspection of inaccessible areas. Drones can be deployed effectively to inform your maintenance strategies including improved management and monitoring of your plant and equipment.
- Structural inspection, thermal inspection, roof condition assessment and surveys utilising suitable external drone systems
- Obtain a 3D model of your site which you can access for interrogation or measurement
- Reduced cost of access when compared to scaffolding and other technical access solutions
- Responsive and quick to deploy once Risk Assessment and Method Statement is prepared and signed off
- Safer, reducing the risk to maintenance teams by reducing requirements for working at height
- In many cases, drones can survey and inspect much faster than the traditional approaches
- Operate in confined spaces such as sewers, tanks, ceiling voids, roof areas and other congested areas to provide visual inspection
Electrical Inspection and Testing
Bureau Veritas can support you with achieving and maintaining compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and BS7671 (18th edition wiring regulations). Businesses have a responsibility to protect both people and property from electric shocks, fires, arcing and explosions.
- Fixed wire electrical inspection and testing
- Production of single line distribution network drawings, distribution board schedules and labelling equipment
- Electrical management systems / schemes
- Electrical safety audits
- Lightning protection inspection and testing
- Explosive atmosphere (ATEX/DSEAR) inspections
- EV charging point inspections
- Solar panel inspections
- Duty holder training
- Formulating, planning and delivering risk management processes to help ensure your project is safe, compliant and as cost effective as possible
Bureau Veritas can support you with testing and the inspection of your emergency lighting to ensure compliance with BS 5266, which comprises of identifying the types of lights installed, the test duration, the correct signage and the quantity and placement of each light.
- Inspection of current installations
- Testing installations for compliance with required standards and current regulations
- Can help with compliance with all relevant regulations
- Can help maintain a safer workplace
- Can help to gain early identification of faults or issues which may affect the safety or reliability of emergency lighting.
Explosive Atmospheres and Dangerous Substances
Bureau Veritas can support you in achieving and maintaining compliance with explosive atmospheres (ATEX) and Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR) 2002 for explosive atmospheres.
- Identifying areas where explosive atmospheres may occur
- Supporting you in meeting essential health and safety requirements
- Compliance with applicable industry legislation
- Best practice and external expectations
- Clear demonstration of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) management
- Consistent documentation which is aligned to corporate standard
- Approach allows clients with multiple sites to have a consistent DSEAR approach
- Improved resource and financial management for maintenance activities
- 3rd Party / independent assurance that DSEAR is being met at the client site
Fire Risk Assessments
Bureau Veritas can support you with offering a fire risk assessment. This examines the fire protection measures and management of fire safety within a building, and identifies where action needs to be taken to prevent fire and to protect people and property in the event of a fire.
This should be carried out on all types of buildings, ensuring compliance with current fire life safety legislation across the United Kingdom. The legislation applies to the person responsible for the business premises, an employer or self-employed person, the person responsible for part of a building where that part is solely for business purposes or a contractor with a degree of control over premises.
Examining the adequacy of your building fire safety management including:
- Fire detection and warning system
- Means of escape
- Provision of fire-fighting equipment
- Planning for an emergency and training
- Fire risk factors and people at risk
- Maintenance and testing of fire safety equipmentment
- Help achieve legislative compliance – the law requires a Fire Risk Assessment
- Reduced risk of fire
- Reduced risk of enforcement activity
- Enhanced business continuity arrangements
- Enhanced disaster management capacity
Portable Appliance Testing
Bureau Veritas can support you with portable appliance testing. The safety of electrical systems and equipment is governed by the Electricity at Work Regulations and Health and Safety Executive guidance HSG 107 which state that portable electric appliances must be maintained as often as every week, dependent on circumstances. Electrical appliances deteriorate over time due to wear and tear, mechanical damage, overheating, environment and inadequate maintenance.
- Inspection, testing and consulting of your portable appliances.
- Can help achieve compliance with all relevant regulations
- Can help maintain a safer workplace
- Can help gain early identification of faults or issues which may affect the safety or reliability of appliances
Bureau Veritas can support you with thermographic inspections. Electrical system failures such as the failure of electrical insulation, terminals and related components can lead to fires, excessive power usage, increased maintenance costs and expensive unscheduled outages which can pose a risk to employees. If serious failure occurs, people could be exposed to live electrical circuits.
This non-intrusive technology sees faults that the human eye cannot see with distribution boards, control panels, electric motors and any component using electricity without the need to turn the power off.
- Thermographic inspections
- Thermographic imaging equipment training
- Use of anti collision drones incorporating thermal imaging for internal inspections in hard to access areas
- Identifies electrical and physical defects before costly unscheduled outages
- Can reduce electrical shock and fire risk
- Meets current HSE guidance on electrical safety