Technical Committees

comitees

Objective

SAFed Technical Committees meet to discuss all matters affecting the interface of Directives and Regulations in relation to all aspects of inspection relating to:

TC 1 Pressure equipment

TC 1 meets on a regular basis to discuss any matter affecting the inspection of Pressure Equipment. In addition it produces from time to time specific SAFed Guidelines and Guidance to meet arising situations.

TC2 Lifts, lifting plant and mechanical plant

TC 2 meets on a regular basis to discuss any matter affecting the inspection of lifts, lifting plant and mechanical plant. In addition it produces from time to time specific SAFed Guidelines and Guidance to meet arising situations.

TC3 Electrotechnical

TC 3 meets on a regular basis to discuss any matter affecting the inspection of electro technical equipment. In addition it produces from time to time specific SAFed Guidelines and Guidance to meet arising situations.

TC4 Welding and other methods of joining materials and materials technology

TC 4 meets on a regular basis to discuss any matter relating to welding and other methods of joining materials and additionally, on technical matters related to materials technology. In addition it produces from time to time specific SAFed Guidelines and Guidance to meet arising situations.

TC5 Non-destructive testing

TC 5 meets on a regular basis to discuss any matter relating to non-destructive testing. In addition it produces from time to time specific SAFed Guidelines and Guidance to meet arising situations.

TC6 Conformity assessment

TC 6 meets as required to discuss any matter affecting conformity assessment. In addition it produces from time to time specific SAFed Guidelines and Guidance to meet arising situations.

TC7 Power Presses

TC 7 meets on a regular basis to discuss any matter affecting the inspection of power presses. In addition it produces from time to time specific SAFed Guidelines and Guidance to meet arising situations.

TC8 Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)

TC8 meets on a regular basis to discuss any matter affecting the inspection of local exhaust ventilation. In addition it produces from time to time specific SAFed Guidelines and Guidance to meet arising situations.

TC 9 Health and Safety  

TC9 meets on a regular basis to discuss any matter affecting Health and Safety.

 

List of typical abbreviations used in the inspection industry

ACOP
Approved Code of Practice
AUWED
Amending Use of Work Equipment Directive
COSHH
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
DSR
Control of Display Screen Regulations
EN
European Standard
HSC
Health and Safety Commission
HSE Health and Safety Executive (UK)
HSWA Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
LD Lift Directive
LOLER Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
LR Lift Regulations
MD Machinery Directive
MHR Manual Handling Regulations
MHSWR Management of Health Safety at Work Regulations
PED Pressure Equipment Directive
PER Pressure Equipment Regulations
PPE Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations
PSSR Pressure Systems Safety Regulations
PUWER Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
SM (S) R Supply of Machinery ( Safety) Regulations
UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Services

In addition to SAFed member companies working closely together through the present internal technical committee structure, SAFed has, since being established in 1995, built up the following wide ranging network of external fora where it has participation/representation:

Directives and Regulations network:
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI), Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Professional Engineering Institutions and industry stakeholders

Standards related network
National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), European Standards (CEN) and International Standards (ISO)

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