Agricultural engineering inspection

Why do you need an agricultural engineering inspection?

Your business – and your livelihood – rely on your equipment, so it's critical to make sure it's in tip-top condition and good working order. Plus, it is a statutory regulation and you're required to arrange routine inspections carried out by a competent person under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.1 But regular engineering inspections can also help defend any liability claims you may face. 

By keeping up to date with these inspections, you can:

  • Minimise the risk of incidents 
  • Remain compliant with health and safety legislation
  • Avoid fines or imprisonment.

Carrying out routine inspections can also defend your position if you find yourself facing an investigation from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an incident.

One of the critical elements of managing health and safety in agriculture is making sure your plant and equipment comply with legislation. This includes Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) Provision2 and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998.3


What our farming insurance team can do for you

Our agricultural insurance experts are here to help you. We'll review the farming insurance you have in place, identify areas you may be exposed to risk then arrange the right cover to protect you and your agricultural business. 

We're here to help you understand farming industry regulations that could affect your insurance, your responsibilities relating to them, and how the right insurance can protect you.  

1 gov.uk/guidance/vehicles-and-machinery-on-farms 
2 hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/loler.htm
3 hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/puwer.htm