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Got industrial equipment?

Need help with Health and Safety Act compliance? Some types of industrial equipment are considered to be especially hazardous, these are covered by the PECPR Regulations to keep you, your staff and your assets safe. You need to make sure that this equipment is only operated if it has a current Certificate of Inspection (COI) issued by a WorkSafe Recognised Inspection Body. That’s where 3PI can help!


3PI is a WorkSafe recognised Inspection Body. Check out the list below for the types of equipment that we can inspect and certify for you.

Equipment we inspect

  • Steam Boilers

  • Hot Water boilers

  • Autoclaves

  • Steam piping

  • Heat exchangers

  • Ammonia/refrigeration plant and pipework

  • Compressed air receivers

  • Jacketed pans

  • Witness pressure testing

  • Witness safety valve setting

  • Overhead gantry cranes

  • Truck mounted cranes

  • Mobile cranes (hydraulic and lattice boom)

  • Jib cranes

  • Goliath and semi goliath cranes

  • Monorails

  • Lifting equipment (man-cages, spreader beams, lifting frames, etc)

  • Any industrial process equipment that comes under the PECPR regulations

Inspection types

  • In-service inspection

  • Functional testing/review of safety systems as per PECPR regulations.

  • Installation/Commissioning Inspection

  • Document review to determine conformance/compliance

  • Conformance assessment (ie. What’s needed for compliance?)

  • Guidance and help with PECPR requirements

  • Supervision of repairs

Is your equipment safe? 

How it works


The process can seem a little daunting, but we aim to make things as smooth and straightforward as possible. When an item of equipment is first commissioned it must be issued with a COI before it can be put into service. For that COI to be issued, a number of requirements need to be met for compliance with regulations (things like design verification to the relevant standards, engineering reports, manufacturing data reports, seismic assessment, non-destructive testing, pressure/load testing etc). When that COI expires, the equipment is then inspected ”in-service” and a new COI is issued (subject to anything the inspector might need, like repair). A COI typically expires after a year, so if you’re unsure, give our friendly team a call.



I’m thinking of buying a new item of equipment, when should I involve an inspection body?

The sooner the better, we can help to make sure that the equipment you are buying can be issued with a COI.

I usually use a different Inspection Body, can I change?

Absolutely, we all inspect to the same standards and are audited by the same entity so you can expect the same results.

I have some equipment that I think might be subject to the regulations and it’s never had a COI, what do I do?

It’s always safer to get it looked at, than it is to hope the problem will go away. If you’re not sure, please get in touch and we’ll do what we can to help.

I’m thinking of buying a used item of equipment, what do I need to do?

It’s good to do a pre-inspection to make sure that the equipment and its associated documentation is in order, feel free to get in touch and we’ll help you out.

Inspections, 3PI
Inspections, 3PI
Inspections, 3PI
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