Safety Training


smith-systemApplied Inspection are licensed to deliver Smith System driver development training.  Applied Inspection fully recognises the contribution occupational driving provides to the overall risk profile of the business. The business is committed to ensuring all those required to drive as part of their work have received this training and reflect the businesses commitment to driving safety.

Radiation Safety

Radiation SafetyThere is, understandably, significant legislative control relating to industrial radiography. The majority of the requirements are in the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017, although there are many other statutory provisions for specific types and uses of ionising radiations.

To assure the highest level of safety in all radiography, we will always endeavour to undertake radiography in one of our own custom built laboratories to fully utilise the advanced safety features incorporated in those facilities. Our laboratories continue to receive significant investment as improved radiography system controls are developed.

Radiation SafetyThere are occasions, however, when it is simply not possible to move items for radiography to one of our laboratory facilities and there is no option but to undertake radiography work at the client’s premises. This site radiography must be notified to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at least seven days before the work is started, and there is a requirement for Applied Inspection to visit the site to complete a detailed and job specific assessment of how risks associated with the planned radiography will be controlled. These are statutory obligations and we would ask clients to notify Applied Inspection of their requirements at the earliest opportunity to avoid delays in progressing work. Although it is preferable for radiography to be undertaken in our own facilities, we will always work with clients to ensure site radiography is undertaken with the minimum disruption to their normal operations and with a clear concentration on safety and risk control. We understand some clients will not be fully familiar with this advanced form of non-destructive testing and we will take time to explain the process.

Hot Work

Applied Inspection Limited, Burton upon Trent - Friday, 10 December 2010.Hot work is always a high risk activity. Ensuring there is no ignition from that hot work is dependent on correctly preparing the work area and the work piece, and ensuring those undertaking the work and fully competent to understand how those risks are generated and controlled.

Many clients will have specific systems for permitting hot work and Applied Inspection will always fully work with clients to ensure their permit requirements are fully observed. We are also happy to advise clients on preparation of work areas prior to our site attendance to undertake hot work.

Some hot work includes a potential to evolve fume (a mixture of hot gasses and fine particulate) into the atmosphere. This fume has been sampled in typical work situations in Applied Inspection’s Burton on Trent facility and analysed. It was found to contain less than 10% of any Workplace Exposure Limit (WEL) in the Health and Safety Executive’s publication EH40 for any of the indicator substances in the analysis. Applied Inspection will advise if any hot work undertaken at clients’ premises is expected to require control of this fume. Except for higher volumes of hot work, this is rarely required.

Applied Safety

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