Agricultural engineering inspection

Why do you need an agricultural engineering inspection?

It is good practice to ensure all equipment used in the day-to-day running of your farm is in good working order. Regulations supported by codes of practice under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 require you to arrange routine inspections to be carried out by a competent person. Regular engineering inspections can help to defend liability claims.Keeping up to date with these inspections ensures:

  • Risk of incidents is minimised
  • Compliance with regulations
  • Avoidance of fines or imprisonment
  • Handling of any insurance claims run smoothly should an incident occur
It also defends your position should the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigate following any incident. A critical area for health and safety management within agriculture is the examination of plant and equipment to comply with legislation including:
    Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998

How our farm insurance experts can help

Our agricultural insurance experts are here to review your current insurances and advise whether your farming policy leaves you exposed. We’re here to help you understand the regulations, your responsibilities and how your insurance cover protects you.