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 testing, inspection and certification industries of the UK and Ireland.

SAFed members provide statutory and non-statutory equipment examinations, testing and inspection services to national legislation, including but not exhaustive of PUWER, LOLER, PSSR, and COSHH.

As an equipment owner, manager or duty holder, find out more about the benefits of using a member.

SAFed membership consists of Full and Associate Members. Full Members are accredited by the appropriate National Accreditation Body depending on their geographical location (UKAS or INAB) to the relevant ISO17000 series standard. For example, ISO17020 is 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 these standards but are not accredited by UKAS or INAB.   
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.