Providing and promoting industry wide technical guidance and support to members, owners and users, to achieve the highest levels of competence, consistency and regulatory compliance driving improved workplace health and safety.

The Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed)

SAFed is a not-for-profit Trade Association representing the independent engineering inspection and certification industries of the UK and Ireland.
SAFed member companies provide statutory and non-statutory equipment examinations and inspection services to a range of national legislation including but not exclusive to pressure systems, machinery, and lifts, and so provide a primary role in maintaining high standards of safety in the workplace. As an equipment owner, manager or duty holder, find out more about the benefits of using a member.
SAFed Full Members are accredited by UKAS to ISO17020, the international standard for Inspection Bodies, which specifies the requirements for the competence of bodies performing inspection and for the impartiality and consistency of their inspection activities. SAFed Associate Members adopt the principles of this standard but are not accredited by UKAS. Find out more about becoming a member.
SAFed was established with the aim of increasing standards of safety in the workplace and manages a number of technical committees. The committees are a collective and collaborative effort between our member companies to produce guidelines, guidance and related technical information providing consistency and relevancy on a range of issues across the industry.