Inspections And Testing

If your organisation works with plant machinery lifting equipment and PPE, you have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for your employees and others at your work site. This responsibility is also a legal requirement under Irish law and requires plant machinery and lifting equipment to undergo regular inspections and testing to achieve certification for continued use.

Braddix Services inspects, tests and certifies plant machinery and lifting equipment according to:

  • HSA Regulations Southern Ireland
  • LOLER & PUWER Regulations UK and Northern Ireland
  • GA1 – Form GA1 – Report of Thorough Examination under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
  • GA3 – Form GA3 – Inspection of Work Equipment for Working at Height under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Certification demonstrates compliance with The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations of 2007. We can also provide a GA1 form to certify to the standard of Northern Ireland’s Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

Inspection results and certification is uploaded to our online portal and can be retrieved using a unique ID number at any time. Renewal dates for the next inspection are also held on the online portal to ensure clients are aware of their next inspection date.

Click on the links below to find out more about our inspection, testing and certification services or call us on (086) 832 8481 to book an inspection today.

Fire Extinguisher Inspections And Supply

Braddix Services provides comprehensive inspections, testing and certification for fire extinguishers to ensure they comply with Irish regulatory standards such as I.S.291-2015 and JOIFF accreditation for inspections.

Regular inspection and testing of your fire extinguishers ensures they are ready to use in an emergency and helps reduce the risk of fire-related injury or death. Proper maintenance of your fire extinguishers is essential; fire extinguishers that are not maintained properly can fail when you need them the most.

Our fire extinguisher inspection and testing service determines whether your equipment is in proper working order. The effectiveness of a fire extinguisher can be affected by a variety of factors; excessive dust and dirt can clog fire extinguishers while extreme heat or cold, moisture, or vibrations from heavy machinery can also affect a fire extinguisher’s effectiveness. Our inspection and testing service helps monitor your fire equipment, certify that it is compliant with Irish regulations, and ensure it is ready for use when you need it.

Following the inspection and testing, you will receive a record form, Report of Examination, that confirms the equipment in your possession has achieved the regulatory standards required to operate. If your equipment does have defects, you will be notified of what they are and what needs to be done to rectify the situation. All fire extinguisher inspections, certification and renewal dates are logged on our online portal, which provides you with access anytime with a secure ID.

Braddix Services also sells quality and fully compliant fire extinguishers. With all your inspection, testing and certification services and fire extinguisher sales in the one place, we make it easy for you to meet regulatory requirements.

To find out more about fire extinguisher inspection, testing and certification services and fire extinguisher sales, please call us today on (086) 832 8481.

Quarry Brake Testing

Braddix Services provides brake testing on quarry plant and equipment, including loading shovels and quarry dumpers. This ensures these vehicles remain safe, and compliant with statutory legislation under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) 2007.

The sheer size of quarry vehicles can cause serious injury and damage if their brakes fail unexpectedly, particularly if they cannot come to safe stop or if they are unable to safely park or drive on an incline. The unforgiving nature of the quarry environment can be tough on brakes, particularly when turning circles or negotiating tight bends.

Braddix Services provides comprehensive brake inspection and testing services to ensure your vehicle operates as safely as possible. Brake inspection and testing is crucial to safety as it can reduce the risk of accidents due to poor brake performance.

Once the inspection and testing of your vehicle’s brakes is complete, you will receive a calibrated printout of each machine tested and a Report of Examination, certifying your quarry brakes meet the standard to operate. If inspection and testing identify defects, you will receive a report of what needs to be rectified before you can gain certification. All quarry brake inspections, certification and renewal dates are logged on our online portal, which provides you with access anytime with a secure ID. We will happily discuss your report with you and answer your questions, and can provide advice about statutory specifications which are constantly evolving to make quarry plant equipment safer.

To find out more about quarry brakes inspection, testing and certification services, please call Braddix Services today on (086) 832 8481.

Cranes

Worksites present a number of safety hazards and dangerous and additional precautions are required when working with cranes. Crane accidents can be particularly devastating and result in expensive damages, severe injury and even death. Crane inspections and testing are essential and required by law to ensure they are operating safely. Under Irish law, the Safety, Health and Welfare at work (General Applications) 2007, cranes must be inspected and certified annually to remain compliant, or L.O.L.E.R (lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations) for the UK and Northern Ireland.

Once the inspection and testing of your crane equipment is complete, you will receive a GA1 Form, Report of Thorough Examination, certifying your crane is compliant with Irish standards or UK standards if applicable. If inspection and testing identify defects, you will receive a report of what needs to be rectified before you can gain certification. All inspections, certification and renewal dates are logged on our online portal, which provides you with access anytime with a secure ID. We are more than happy to discuss your report and provide advice about compliance and safety requirements to ensure your crane equipment meets the required standards.

Braddix Services inspects, tests and certifies the following:

  • Mobile Cranes
  • Crawler Cranes
  • Mini-cranes
  • Gantry Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Truck Cranes
  • Lorry Loader Cranes
  • Overhead
  • Travelling Cranes
  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Gantry Cranes
  • Crawler Cranes
  • Swing Jibs
  • Cantilever Cranes
To find out more about crane inspection, testing and certification services, please call Braddix Services today on (086) 832 8481.

Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

Regular inspections and testing of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP) is essential to ensure operator safety, and the safety of those working nearby.

According to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) 2007, safety compliance tests must be carried out on MEWP equipment every six months. Inspection and testing must be undertaken by competent professionals to ensure they meet the required standard in Ireland.

Braddix Services follows a strict inspection checklist that considers all components and the function of the MEWP unit to ensure it is operating to required safety standards. An inspection will also identify any potential risks that are likely to cause problems in the future, such as wear and tear, fatigue and corrosion, so that you have the opportunity to rectify them before they worsen.

Braddix Services inspects, tests and certifies the following:

  • Articulated Booms
  • Scissors Lift
  • Reach Boom
  • Popup Boom
  • Static Boom
Once the inspection and testing of your MEWP equipment is complete, you will receive a GA1 Form, Report of Thorough Examination, certifying your MEWP equipment is compliant with Irish health and safety requirements. If our inspection and testing service identifies defects, you will receive a report of what needs to be rectified before you can gain certification. All inspections, certification and renewal dates are logged on our online portal, which provides you with access anytime with a secure ID. We can discuss your report and also talk to you about compliance and safety requirements to ensure your MEWP equipment meets the required standards.
To find out more about MEWP inspection, testing and certification services, please call Braddix Services today on (086) 832 8481.

Forklifts

Safety must always come first when operating a forklift and regular inspections and testing are crucial to achieving workplace safety. According to the statutory legislation Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) 2007, forklifts must be tested at least once a year, or sooner depending on your Health and Safety Assessment.

Our inspections and testing service will pick up potential problems that could result in an injury or accident in future. Early fault detection enables equipment to be repaired or replaced safely and quickly.

Our inspection and testing services also cover:

  • Tyres: visible damage such as cuts or gouges, and tyre pressure
  • Fork wear, mast wear
  • Chains wear
  • Brake testing
  • Fluid levels, including oil, diesel and water
  • Battery performance and safety
  • Ensuring there are no exposed wires or loose cable connectors
  • Inspecting the forks and mast for bends and cracks
  • Checking seatbelts are all working, with no rips and tears
  • Checking all safety devices are working
Braddix Services inspects, tests and certifies:
  • Power Pallet Trucks
  • Side Loader
  • Reach Truck
  • Rough Terrain
  • Moffett Mounty
  • Combi-lift
  • Pallet Truck
  • Multi Directional Forklift
  • Novice Forklift
  • Side Loader
  • Counterbalance
  • Material Handler
Once the inspection and testing of your forklift is complete, you will receive a GA1 Form, Report of Results of Inspections, certifying your forklift meets Irish health and safety requirements. If our inspection and testing service identifies any defects, you will receive a report of what needs to be rectified before you can gain certification. All inspections, certification and renewal dates are logged on our online portal, which provides you with access anytime with a secure ID. We would be more than happy to discuss the details of your report and provide advice about compliance and safety requirements to ensure your forklift meets the required standards.
To find out more about forklift inspection, testing and certification services, please call Braddix Services today on (086) 832 8481.

Lifting Equipment

If you work with lifting equipment, you will understand the importance of ensuring it operates safely to protect your employee and other people in the vicinity while the equipment is in use.

Under Irish law, the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) 2007, inspection, testing and certification of lifting equipment must be carried out every six months. You may opt to have your lifting equipment inspected more often if it has been inactive for a period of time, has undergone significant repairs or replacements, or has had prolonged exposure to extreme weather conditions such as snow.

Once the inspection and testing of your lifting equipment is complete, you will receive a GA1 Form, Report of Thorough Examination, certifying your lifting equipment is in good working order as per Irish health and safety requirements. If our inspection and testing services identifies defects, you will receive a report of what needs to be rectified before you can gain certification. All inspections, certification and renewal dates are logged on our online portal, which provides you with access anytime with a secure ID. We can discuss your report and also talk to you about compliance and safety requirements to ensure your lifting equipment meets the required standards.

Braddix Services inspects, tests and certifies:

  • Lever Hoists
  • Winches
  • Powered Hoists
  • Wire Ropes
  • Wire Rope Hoists
  • Proof Load Testing
  • Eye Bolts
  • Chain Slings
  • Web Slings
  • Round Slings
  • All Lifting Equipment
  • Man Baskets
  • Man Riding Baskets
  • Truck Tail Lifts
  • Loads Testing
  • Proof Load Testing
  • Electric Hoists, Wire and Chain
  • Plate Clamps
  • Magnet Lifters
  • Truck Tail Lift
  • Tail Lift Inspections
  • Wheelchair Lift Inspections
  • Bus Wheelchair Lift Inspections
To find out more about lifting equipment inspection, testing and certification services, please call Braddix Services today on (086) 832 8481.

Excavators And Other

Regular inspections of excavators, mini diggers, rubber ducks and related equipment helps ensure it is ready for any job. For optimum safety and to achieve compliance with Irish and Northern Ireland safety regulations, equipment must have, among other requirements, movement alarms, motion sensors, lock valves on booms if lifting, and an audible warning if using the machines to lift (see updated regulation from 1 April 2020).

Braddix Services has extensive experience inspecting, testing and certifying excavators and related equipment, such as identifying potential issues and providing advice that helps the machinery achieve compliance. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) 2007, excavators and other heavy equipment must be inspected at least once a year.

Once your machinery has been thoroughly inspected and tested, you will receive a GA1 Form, Report of Thorough Examination, certifying your machinery is in good working order and meets Irish health and safety requirements. If our inspection and testing service identifies defects, you will receive a report of what needs to be rectified before you can gain certification. All inspections, certification and renewal dates are logged on our online portal, which provides you with access anytime with a secure ID. We can discuss your report and also talk to you about compliance and safety requirements to ensure your plant machinery meets the required standards.

Braddix Services inspects, tests and certifies:

  • Excavators
  • Mini Diggers
  • Wheeled Loader
  • 180 Excavators
  • Zero Tail Swing Excavators
  • Rubber Ducks
  • Wheel Loaders
  • Dumpers
  • Articulated Dumpers
  • Loading Shovels
  • Rollers
  • Roller
  • Vibrating Roller
  • Bull Dozers
  • Graders
  • Road Sweepers
  • Tractors
  • Dump Trailers
  • Tractor Trailers
  • Ladder
  • Skid Steer
To find out more about plant machinery inspection, testing and certification services, please call Braddix Services today on (086) 832 8481.

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protects employees from a range of hazards on the job. When PPE does not meet the required standard in Ireland, it puts the user at risk of severe injury or worse. According to the statutory legislation Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) 2007, PPE must be inspected and certified every six months. An inspection of your PPE considers a range of compliance requirements such as wear and tear, to ensure the PPE is fit for its intended function. Regular of PPE inspections literally can mean the difference between life and death.

Braddix Services inspects, tests and certifies:

  • Safety Body Harnesses
  • Lanyards
  • Fall Arrest Equipment
  • Climbing Rope
Once your PPE equipment has been inspected and tested, you will receive a GA3 Form, Report of Thorough Examination, certifying the PPE is fit for purpose and meets Irish health and safety requirements. If our inspection and testing service identifies defects, you will receive a report of what needs to be rectified before you can gain certification. All inspections, certification and renewal dates are logged on our online portal, which provides you with access anytime with a secure ID. We can discuss your report and also talk to you about compliance and safety requirements to ensure your PPE meets the required standards.
To find out more about PPE inspection, testing and certification services, please call Braddix Services today on (086) 832 8481.

Workshop Equipment

Regular workshop inspections are a must, regardless of the size of your operation. A comprehensive inspection can help detect hazards and risks and advise on corrective action that will ensure the workshop is safe for operations.

According to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) 2007 legislation, and P.U.W.E.R (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) Northern Ireland and UK workshops must be inspected annually to ensure they comply with all safety requirements. This includes garages, fabrication studios, and manufacturing facilities.

Our inspection service considers risks such as items that have the potential to become dangerous or hazardous due to stress, wear, impact, vibration, heat, corrosion, chemical reaction, or misuse. The inspection will cover internal and external areas, including parking lots and storage rooms. It also includes checks on noise, vibration, lighting, temperature and ventilation.

Braddix Services inspects, tests and certifies the following in workshops:

  • Lifts
  • Car Lift
  • Truck Lift
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Jack
  • Air, Hydraulic Jack
  • Axle Stands
  • Compressors And Air Receivers

Compressors And Air Receivers

We also inspect, test and certify air compressors and air receivers. These pressure systems can be extremely hazardous when not functioning properly so it is essential compliance and safety checks are undertaken regularly. Testing is required by law every two years, but we recommend that if you use the equipment regularly, you have it tested more often. We can inspect your air compressors and receivers, providing a detailed report of the examination. We have the relevant recognised standards to inspect Air receivers and compressors

Once your workshop and equipment has been inspected and tested, you will receive a Report of Thorough Examination, certifying your workshop is operating safely and complies with Irish health and safety standards. If our inspection and testing service identifies defects, you will receive a report of what needs to be rectified before you can gain certification. All inspections, certification and renewal dates are logged on our online portal, which provides you with access anytime with a secure ID. We can discuss your report and also talk to you about compliance and safety requirements to ensure your workshop complies.

To find out more about our inspection, testing and certification services for workshops, please call Braddix Services today on (086) 832 8481.