Please note that there will be references in these guidance documents and content with respect to previously existing provisions under EU Regulation. As of 1st January 2021 relevant UK rather than EU legislation will apply, and the same for UK designated standards rather than standards cited in the Official Journal of the European Union. More information is available at


During early 2021 the SAFed Guidance documents and content will be reviewed, updated and revised on the website. Please continually check back for updates. If there are any questions or queries please contact admin@safed.co.uk

SAFed is concerned with safety. It represents the UK independent engineering inspection and certification industry, which plays a key role in maintaining high standards of safety within the workplace.

It acts as a focal point for all issues and concerns relating to the statutory inspection and certification, safe use and operation of plant, machinery and equipment.

Through SAFed, any individual or organisation involved with setting, maintaining or complying with standards for equipment inspection and safety in the workplace can get access to relevant advice, guidance, information and experience.

SAFed provides help and support to policy makers within business, the safety industry or at governmental or inter-governmental levels.

SAFed Member Companies provide statutory and non-statutory equipment examinations and inspection services to national legislation standards.

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