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Follow-up of regulatory controls of equipment at work: which installations are concerned?

Follow-up of regulatory controls of equipment at work: which installations are concerned?

Monday 21 march 2022

For an establishment subject to the Labour Code or an establishment open to the public (ERP), regulations require regular technical inspections of all installations. 

For the management of prevention and safety of people and buildings, what are the regulatory controls? Discover them in this article.

Regulatory controls of electrical installations

In terms of protection and safety at work, the verification of the state and compliance of electrical installations is a key point. The existence of maintenance failures at this level can be dramatic:

  • risks of electrification
  • risk of fire
  • accidents due to power surges
  • electrical discharges

For a company subject to the Labour Code, it requires a regular and periodic verification of the conformity of electrical installations in order to guarantee an infallible safety.

Regulatory controls in companies: verification of gas installations

Poor or non-existent maintenance of gas installations can lead to serious accidents:

  • asphyxiation
  • explosions
  • intoxications
  • fires linked to defective or unmaintained appliances

Frequent and regular controls are mandatory in the ERP and in the workplaces of these equipments:

  • Fuel gas installations
  • Heating equipment
  • Equipment related to cooking appliances (ventilation, evacuation, signalling)

Regulatory controls of fire rescue equipment

A verification of the smoke extraction installations is essential. It is valid for a company subject to the Labour Code. Concerning ERP, sound devices and emergency means are at least imposed.

Regulatory controls for accessibility for people with disabilities

You should know that since 2015, all ERP must offer accessibility to disabled people. This concerns :

  1. The exterior of the establishment: paths used, doors, entrance, parking
  2. The interior of the establishment: reception, circulation, stairs, toilets, changing rooms

Regulatory control of the conformity of elevators in companies

For the safety of people, the control of elevators must be carried out every five years. This safety involves a general diagnosis of the installation and its operation.

Mandatory checks of automatic doors in an establishment

Every six months, an establishment subject to the Labour Code must carry out the following regulatory checks:

  • doors
  • automatic and semi-automatic gates
  • motorized gates for vehicles and pedestrians

Other types of regulatory checks for a company

Other types of equipment in a company are subject to periodic regulatory inspections for maintenance.

Technical work equipment

The periodic and technical verifications concern the following equipment

  • production machines
  • Lifting equipment
  • pressure equipment

Mandatory regulatory verification of boilers

All boilers with an output of between 400 kW and 20 MW must undergo a regulatory inspection every two years. This inspection must be carried out by a certified inspection body.

Regulatory controls of the energy performance diagnosis DPE

The DPE represents the estimated energy quantity of an establishment as well as its volume of greenhouse gas emissions. It is mandatory for a company with a surface area of more than 250 m².

The regulatory controls remain very supervised operations within an establishment. The implementation of a CMMS software allows a perfect traceability and follow-up of these verifications concerning the technical maintenance of your equipment.

 

 

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