• Marc Bates

How our insurance and safety inspections give peace of mind

You’ll get reassurance with safety and insurance inspections and certification of boiler equipment and hot water systems from Hodgkinson Bennis.

Hodgkinson Bennis’s safety and insurance inspections can highlight any issues of concern with boiler and hot water equipment.
Hodgkinson Bennis’s safety and insurance inspections can highlight any issues of concern with boiler and hot water equipment.

In so many ways, people are dealing with uncertainty at the moment. So it’s always important to get the reassurance you need. And one way to deliver that is with Hodgkinson Bennis’s safety and insurance inspections of boiler equipment and hot water systems. Not only will an inspection demonstrate that you conform to safety regulations, but it can highlight issues before they become major concerns. In this blog, we’re looking at our safety and insurance inspections, testing, and certification services.


Trust us for safety and insurance inspections

Whatever the job, the experienced Hodgkinson Bennis team is here to undertake all necessary insurance inspections and safety testing for boiler and hot water systems. We can undertake thorough internal and external annual inspection when the boiler is cool and not under pressure. And if needed, we can undertake external inspections while the boiler is under pressure – and we’ll look at the regulations that govern these inspections in more detail below.


You can trust us to keep your staff, customers, and service users safe, and we demonstrate that safety approach throughout every inspection. Should there be any issues that need to be resolved, we can undertake repairs and modifications. You can demonstrate your commitment to safety throughout the year too. With a regular preventative maintenance schedule in place, you can improve the likelihood that your system will pass any inspection with flying colours.


Meeting the regulations with pressure system safety tests

For steam boilers and high-pressure hot-water systems, there are several tough regulations to meet. You’ll need to apply two sets of tests to meet the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR). The PSSR aims to prevent serious injury from the hazard of stored energy in pressure systems. It covers safe design and use of such systems, to avoid the failure of an entire system or one of its component parts.


Our experienced inspections team here at Hodgkinson Bennis know all about the PSSR. So that all steam-served equipment is available for maintenance, we can tie the inspection timetable into shutdown periods for whole plants or individual systems. Our steam boiler inspections service includes:


  • Annual Insurance Inspection: We can remove, service, overhaul, and refit valves in various materials. We prepare, clean, and carry out repairs to the boiler shell or tubes, and thoroughly test the hydraulic systems. If required, we can calibrate any safety valves. And we’ll check all types of heat exchanger and calorifier.

  • Five-year Non-Destructive Testing (NDT): We will help you prepare thoroughly for the NDT inspection. We will remove any refractory brickwork and/or lagging as required and prepare all the welds for testing, working alongside the inspectors until they are satisfied. In addition, we will replace the refractory and any removed lagging.


Issuing you with your annual gas safety certificate

For gas-fired boilers, there are also safety regulations that you need to meet as a business and employer. All gas-fired equipment requires an annual certificate under the Gas Safety Regulations 1998 (Installation & Use). Under these regulations, you must ensure the system is maintained in a safe condition. This must prevent risk or injury to anyone on the premises. As well as the gas appliance itself, the regulations cover any installation pipework or flue installed at any place of work. Hodgkinson Bennis is authorised to provide commercial gas safety landlord certificates under these regulations.


To find out more about Hodgkinson Bennis and our range of insurance inspections, safety testing and certification for boiler equipment and hot water systems, contact one of the team today.

About Hodgkinson Bennis insurance inspections

Hodgkinson Bennis designs, installs, and maintains the most fuel-efficient commercial and industrial boilers. Headquartered in Manchester, we work across the UK, particularly in the North West, North East and throughout the Midlands. Contact us today to discuss how we can deliver advanced commercial and industrial boilers, and our range of other services. At Hodgkinson Bennis, we have worked with commercial and industrial boilers since 1872. This history gives us an enviable amount of experience as pioneers in the industry. We place an enormous emphasis on ensuring the health and safety of all team members, suppliers, contractors, and the public. We provide the most fuel-efficient boiler solutions for industrial and commercial applications.


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