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Reduce risk and maintain compliance with our specialist risk management services.

We’re proud to be a leading provider of complete life cycle risk management solutions. From ensuring asset safety and legal compliance with our thorough engineering inspections to driving operational efficiency with our specialist non-destructive testing services, (and much more in between), we’re proud of the long-lasting partnerships we have formed with our customers over the last 160 years, based on the value of our solutions.

Leading equipment and asset inspections

Your trusted advisor for comprehensive Inspection services

At BES Group, we prioritise the safety and reliability of your equipment and assets through our comprehensive inspection services. With a focus on both statutory and specialist assessments, our suite of services are designed to ensure compliance with regulations while proactively safeguarding your workforce. Covering critical areas such as lifting equipment, local exhaust ventilation systems, piping, and pressure vessels, our inspections go beyond routine checks.

Enhance your operations with BES Group

Expert statutory and specialist inspection services that meet your needs

Within BES Group, our team of expert engineer surveyors boasts the expertise and proficiency needed to execute a diverse spectrum of equipment and asset inspections.

Statutory Inspections

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Statutory inspections

Elevating excellence in statutory inspections

Statutory inspections are inspections that are required by law. At BES Group, we can enhance your operations to ensure they’re in line with the most prestigious industry standards, including:

  • PUWER inspections: These inspections are required for all work equipment, such as machinery, tools, and appliances, under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).
  • LOLER inspections: All lifting equipment, such as cranes, hoists, and forklifts, are required to be inspected under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).
  • COSHH inspections: The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulation requires all harmful substances to be inspected in line with these regulations, including chemicals, fumes, and dust.
  • PSSR inspections: This inspection is required for all pressure systems, such as boilers, air receivers, and pressure vessels, under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR).
  • EICR inspections: Almost all electrical equipment is required to have EICR tests carried out to ensure their continued safety and to remain compliant with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR).
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Specialist inspections

Pioneering precision in specialist inspections

At BES Group, our team of expert technicians can conduct specialist inspections for a wide range of equipment, including:

  • Tanks: Tanks are used to store a variety of liquids, gases, and solids. They play a key role in industries across the UK and beyond, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Tank failure can lead to a whole host of issues, such as environmental damage, financial losses, and even fatalities.
  • Pressure vessels: Pressure vessels are containers that are designed to withstand internal pressure, used in a wide array of industries like power generation, chemical processing, and food and beverage. Pressure vessel failure can be catastrophic and lead to explosions, fires, and other serious accidents.
  • Piping: Piping is used to transport liquids, gases, and solids, and plays a vital role in organisations and industries across the nation, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, and construction. Piping failure can often lead to serious issues like leaks, spills, and explosions.
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Exciting update!

Following on from our acquisition of Engineering Safety Inspection Services (ESIS) last year, we are pleased to share that we have now fully integrated the ESIS business into our UK Inspection Division and officially combined our statutory inspection service offering for our entire customer base as BES Group.

This is great news and will ensure our new and existing customers have quick and easy access to our growing portfolio of end-to-end risk management solutions.

ESIS joined BES Group in May 2023 to enhance our existing inspection offering. We are delighted that their team of Engineer Surveyors have now officially joined our Inspection Division and look forward to helping keep our customers safe, legally compliant and operational as BES Group. For more information, email info@besgroup.com

What sets us apart is our ability to conduct a comprehensive array of inspections, covering both statutory requirements and specialist inspections.

From lifting equipment to local exhaust ventilation systems, intricate piping to pressure vessels, our team is adept at evaluating a wide spectrum of assets. Whether it’s examining machinery crucial to your operations or the meticulous inspection of ventilation systems essential for a safe working environment, our team at BES Group are here to deliver thorough inspections.

We understand the critical role that proper inspection plays in ensuring the integrity, safety, and compliance of your assets. With BES Group, you can trust that our industry experienced engineer surveyors are equipped to handle the intricacies of diverse inspections, providing you with the assurance that your assets are in optimal condition and fully compliant with regulatory standards.

Discover our UKAS Schedule of Accreditation here.

Hear what our customers have to say

We care about the journey we take our customers on, but it’s not our word you should be taking, see what our customers think of the service we provided!

We have been with BES for the past 5 years and don’t plan on switching providers. They are very flexible with their services and are able to bring the best inspectors who can deal with on the ground challenges and build real relationships with clients.

Customer

Global Technical Services Manager

The industry requires competence to be demonstrated, typically through UKAS accreditation, which is a prerequisite for many major clients. BES is type A accredited, which is preferred, they can provide highly objective opinions.

Customer

Senior Project Manager

BES is a really disruptive force in the market, they are able to provide a variety of necessary services to their customers and none of the other big players are able to provide that breadth of services.

Industry competitor

The BES inspectors are way more technically competent and diligent compared to other providers. I previously used Allianz, and BES definitely stands out due to their strong technical competence and strong back office support.

Customer

Project Operations Manager

The benefits of our inspection services

Full regulatory compliance

Statutory and specialist inspections can help businesses ensure that they are complying with all relevant legislation and regulations, helping to protect the safety of your employees, contractors, and the public. This can also help businesses to avoid fines and penalties while maintaining a good reputation.

Workplace safety

One of the most important benefits of equipment and asset inspections is that they can help to improve workplace safety. By identifying and addressing potential hazards, inspections can help to prevent accidents and injuries.

Increased productivity

Well-maintained equipment and assets are more likely to be reliable and efficient, leading to increased productivity and profitability. At BES Group, our inspectors can help businesses to identify and address any maintenance issues that could lead to equipment or asset failure. We can also provide advice on how to develop and implement effective preventive maintenance programs.

Full regulatory compliance

Statutory and specialist inspections can help businesses ensure that they are complying with all relevant legislation and regulations, helping to protect the safety of your employees, contractors, and the public. This can also help businesses to avoid fines and penalties while maintaining a good reputation.

Workplace safety

One of the most important benefits of equipment and asset inspections is that they can help to improve workplace safety. By identifying and addressing potential hazards, inspections can help to prevent accidents and injuries.

Increased productivity

Well-maintained equipment and assets are more likely to be reliable and efficient, leading to increased productivity and profitability. At BES Group, our inspectors can help businesses to identify and address any maintenance issues that could lead to equipment or asset failure. We can also provide advice on how to develop and implement effective preventive maintenance programs.

Our credentials

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CHAS

British Engineering Services Limited

BES Group Testing Ltd.

BES Group Electrical Ltd.

BINDT

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Ltd.

UKAS - ISO/IEC 17020:2012

British Engineering Services Limited

Engineering Safety Inspection Services Ltd.

UKAS - ISO/IEC 17025:2017

British Engineering Services Limited

BES Group Testing Rotech Ltd.

UKAS - ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015

British Engineering Services Limited

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

British Engineering Services Limited

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

British Engineering Services Limited

Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA)

British Engineering Services Limited

ASME

British Engineering Services Limited

U.S. Department of Transportation

British Engineering Services Limited

Environment Agency

British Engineering Services Limited

BES Group Testing Ltd.

Financial Conduct Authority

British Engineering Services Limited

Altius Assurance

British Engineering Services Limited

Achilles

British Engineering Services Limited

Hellios Joscar

British Engineering Services Limited

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Strainstall Ltd.

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Mimic Ltd.

SAFed

British Engineering Services Limited

Engineering Safety Inspection Services Ltd

Alcumus ISOQAR

British Engineering Services Limited

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Ltd.

BES Group Electrical Ltd.

Society Of Operations Engineers

British Engineering Services Limited

NICEIC

BES Group Electrical Ltd.

British Engineering Services Limited

Why choose us

Peace of mind

By partnering with BES Group, you can be confident that your equipment and assets are being inspected by competent professionals. Our inspectors are fully insured and accredited, and we have a proven track record of providing high-quality inspection services. 

Inspection Expertise

We offer a comprehensive suite of inspection services, including statutory and specialist inspections. This means that we can inspect a wide variety of equipment and assets, regardless of their industry or application. We also have the expertise to conduct complex inspections, such as non-destructive testing and risk assessments. 

35,000 satisfied customers

We've built a strong reputation for providing exceptional service to over 35,000 satisfied customers from diverse industries. Our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction has resulted in long-standing partnerships and unwavering trust.

800+ expert engineers

Our team of over 800 skilled engineers possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a range of disciplines. Their deep understanding of your equipment and operating conditions ensures that they deliver proactive solutions that optimise asset performance and minimise downtime

A legacy of 160+ years of experience

With over 160 years of experience in the industry, we've witnessed the evolution of industry practices and have adapted our approach to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. Our deep understanding of asset management, compliance and predictive technologies enables us to deliver cutting-edge solutions that drive operational excellence.

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