Supporting Insurance Brokers with Testing & Inspection Services

Feb. 23 2021

Insurance brokers face a number of challenges when offering statutory inspections of plant, equipment and electrical installations to their clients. Keeping up with the latest regulations across a wide range of engineering and electrical equipment can be complex, particularly when taking into account the frequency of different testing regimes.

However, it pays for brokers to find an effective, value-adding solution to inspection services for clients. Failure to comply with the required legislation risks litigation for the client and can invalidate insurance policies, but this vital add-on is about more than just compliance. Regular testing and inspection is a good way to demonstrate best practice and a vital part of any risk management programme too.

That’s why Bureau Veritas offers a trusted solution, giving broker clients the opportunity to outsource their inspection programmes with bespoke inspection services, delivered by experts – a win/win solution for all parties.


Complete confidence in a market-leading solution

Bureau Veritas has developed a full range of solutions to help brokers and their clients to identify regulatory requirements and plan the necessary inspections to achieve compliance.

As global leaders in testing, inspection and certification, we combine technical excellence, specialist knowledge of current regulations and a unique understanding of the broker market. All with a focus on collaboration to deliver scalable, cost-effective programmes.

Our services for insurance brokers include:

Statutory engineering inspections of work equipment to meet all regulatory requirements. This includes:

  • Lifts, escalators and moving walks
  • Machinery
  • Pressure equipment
  • Cranes
  • Power equipment
  • Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)
  • A specialist mobile plant unit, working closely with plant hire companies and service teams to inspect mobile plant and assets on sites across the UK.

A full range of electrical testing and inspection services to help meet obligations under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and BS7671 (18th Edition wiring regulations), including:

  • Fixed wire electrical inspection and testing
  • Electrical management systems / schemes
  • Electrical safety audits
  • Thermographic surveys
  • Emergency lighting inspection and testing
  • Explosive atmosphere (ATEX/DSEAR) inspections
  • EV charging points testing and inspections


Why choose Bureau Veritas?

Mark Rosen, Market Lead for Insurance Sector for Bureau Veritas UK said: “By working with a third-party specialist such as Bureau Veritas, insurance brokers can offer their clients a bespoke engineering inspection offering that provides the best possible risk management solution.

“We provide a specialist team, operating nationwide, with unrivalled understanding of regulatory requirements. More than that, we are experienced in working within the insurance broker market, which means we understand your business model and the specific challenges you face.

“Above all, Bureau Veritas offers peace of mind and integrity from an independent provider with no financial association to repairs or remedial works.”


Get in touch

Download our flyer on our fixed electrical inspection and testing scheme for insurance brokers, or contact us for more information.