Improve your safety, compliance and efficiency. Expertise you can rely on.

Our accreditations and engineering expertise, along with industry leading service and systems keep your plant and equipment safe and compliant from beginning to end.

We’re on hand at every stage of your plant and equipment’s lifecycle

Design and Manufacturing

We can assist with every stage of the design and manufacturing process – from conducting tests and audits to acting as a Notified Body, carrying out welding approvals and preparing detailed reports on whether plant or equipment meets design specifications. We can also assist customers with ‘prior to purchase’ examinations if needed.

Our experts sit on UK and international standards committees, providing you with invaluable up-to-date knowledge of whether work conforms to the applicable standards.

Selection and Installation

We can provide technical advice on whether plant or equipment is suitable and safe to be put into use by conducting initial risk assessments, examination and testing at the outset. We can also assist with ‘fitness for purpose’ certification and other assessment activities.

Our extensive engineering knowledge across different industries, along with our membership of safety bodies and international standards committees, mean you can trust us to ensure your items of plant are legally compliant, as well as operationally fit-for-purpose.


Inspections, thorough examinations and testing are legally required to ensure that in-service equipment does not deteriorate to an unsafe level. Our services not only help you fulfil your legal duties but also identify ways to maximise efficiencies and prolong the life of your plant and equipment.

As well as providing competent person inspection, examination and mechanical & non-destructive testing services, we can also assist with in-service risk assessments and risk-based inspection regimes.

End of life

We also provide technical advice on whether plant or equipment should be decommissioned or whether its lifespan can be extended through various measures, such as thorough examinations and non-destructive testing.

We have worked with all kinds of businesses, from factories to nuclear power plants, schools to off-shore facilities, meaning you can benefit from the latest industry and sector knowledge at this crucial stage.

Engineering expertise backed up by accreditations, qualifications and best-in-class training

We pride ourselves in retaining and recruiting the best Engineer Surveyors in the business – those with the on-the-job experience and technical qualifications to ensure that they are highly competent in their role. We then supplement this with industry-leading training and development, setting the standard for others to follow.

Add to this our second-to-none accreditations and safety processes and you would be hard-pressed to find a more qualified business to rely on for your engineering inspection, testing, certification and compliance needs.

Our external engineering certifications mean we are members of the most prestigious industry bodies and we sit on national and international standards committee boards - a testament to the importance we place on ensuring that our people and processes deliver the best results for our customers.

Industry leading response times and compliance reporting systems

Our focus is on protecting people and business. In order to do so, it is imperative that issues are identified and dealt with as soon as they arise.

Our team of 150 support staff and 450 Engineer Surveyors are on hand to respond to customer issues as and when they arise. Added to this, you can sleep easy at night, safe in the knowledge that our transparent online reporting system can provide you with an overview of your engineering compliance at any given time.

A history as the originals in risk control

British Engineering Services is an engineering testing, inspection, certification and technical support business with a steep heritage dating back to 1859. We may have roots within companies that provided the original engineering inspection services, but we continue to build upon that sound foundation, with a commitment to investing in the future and ensuring that we deliver the highest level of engineering inspection, testing, certification and advice services for our customers.