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Insurance inspections and safety testing, whatever the system

Insurance inspections and safety testing with Hodgkinson Bennis
Insurance inspections and safety testing with Hodgkinson Bennis

Hodgkinson Bennis is here for every stage of the boiler life cycle. We design, install and commission new boiler, heating and hot water systems. And we keep them operating at peak efficiency by maintaining and repairing them. Yet sometimes running a boiler system in the long term is about showing that you conform to safety regulations. Our experienced Hodgkinson Bennis team can cover insurance inspections, safety testing and certifications for you.

Your annual gas safety certificate sorted

It’s your duty as a business and employer to stay safe with gas if you have a gas-fired boiler. 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.

The full range of pressure system safety tests

For steam boilers and high-pressure hot-water systems, the regulations are more onerous. 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 brick-work 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.

Insurance inspections and safety testing you can trust

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. You can trust us to keep your staff, customers and service users safe, and demonstrate that safety approach. And you can demonstrate that commitment throughout the year too. With a regular preventative maintenance schedule in place, you can improve the likelihood that your system will pass inspection with flying colours.

Speak to one of the Hodgkinson Bennis team today to find out more about our insurance inspection and safety testing services.

About Hodgkinson Bennis insurance inspection and safety testing services

Hodgkinson Bennis design, install and maintain 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.

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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