Why is it Necessary

To comply with the HSA regulation – Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, it is necessary for any business/person using plant & machinery to have them regularly inspected, tested and certified and this certificate of compliance is known as a GA1 Certificate, (formerly CR2/CR4 and Certificate of thorough Examination).

It is required that brake quarry testing and certain lifting equipment should also legally be tested every six months and the majority of plant machinery should be tested every twelve months.

If all testing is undertaken and the equipment meets the safety standards required by law we can issue the GA1 certificate of compliance on-site on the day of testing, we can also issue the paperwork with the results of the brake testing process we carry out on mobile equipment.

The GA1 Certificate is valid for a period of twelve months from the date of issue.

If the equipment is not tested the company will be in breach of the HSA regulation – Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007. This legislation was designed in order to maintain equipment to a high standard in order to protect the employees. A failure to comply with this mandatory testing process could also have insurance implications.

Safe Plant Construction are leaders in the field with over twenty years of on-site experience and are fully qualified equipment testing engineers.

Depending on the type of equipment that needs to be tested on the day, and the number of machines the costs will vary. Please contact us today for a tailor-made competitive quote

Depending on the work that needs to be carried out the time required will vary, however, we can ensure a speedy service with minimum downtime and disruption to your busy site schedule.

Yes, your insurance company does visit your site, however, their primary purpose is to ensure your plant machinery and the equipment is being used for its intended purpose on your policy. The insurance company are not assessors qualified to issue legally required GA1 Certificates of Compliance.

Safe Plant Certification Ltd offer a quality nationwide service and are happy to travel to your site.