Managing risk

At British Engineering Services, managing risk for our broker partners is key and we’d love to show you how we do this.  Making sure everyone gets home safe is our priority and we know that works for you too.


In its simplest and most explicit form, industrial safety can be a matter of life or death. We don’t get to choose the outcome when something goes wrong, but here at British Engineering Services we work alongside you to help manage risk and reduce the chances of that happening. It’s not just about getting the job done and moving on. It’s about providing the highest quality inspections, and we’re more than well equipped to do this for your clients – however best meets their needs.   Managing risk for our brokers partners is something we do really well and we’d love to tell you more.


Why choose us?

160 +
years experience
600 +
highly skilled engineer surveyors
30000 +
happy customers

eTrading and Acturis

Who we work with is everything to us and managing risk for our broker partners continues to be high on our agenda.   With the introduction of our inspection products on Acturis, we’re delighted to have made a bold step into the world of eTrading.  We’re excited to have made our services even easier to access for those who take risk as seriously as we do.

Managing risk for our broker partners – an obvious solution

In a world where speed and efficiency count for so much, making our services available on leading eTrading platform Acturis is an obvious solution for many. Working with Acturis brings with it a whole host of benefits including fully integrated documents, accounting and reporting.  This eliminates the need to re-key data and also ensures data integrity.  It means we’ve already done a lot of the leg work behind the scenes to make it as simple as possible for you to get exactly what they need, quickly and efficiently.

If you’re looking for a ‘one stop shop’, our solution also includes Sudden and Unforeseen Damage (SUD) insurance cover, underwritten by RSA PLC.

Another simple solution

For our broker partners who aren’t Acturis users, we’d love you to take advantage of our on-line Broker Engineering Rating Tool (BERT). This simple solution also covers Engineering Inspection Services and SUD insurance cover for policies up to £5,000. Using BERT, you can:

  • Create and accept new business and renewal quotations
  • Flex commission rates at your discretion
  • Access documentation (including quotations, renewals, policy documents, MTAs, VAT invoices, policy wordings and inspection terms and conditions) instantly.

For more information about how we manage risk for our broker partners, including the solution that works best for you, just contact our eTrading Specialist here.

A bespoke solution to meet the needs of your clients

It’s not just about making the best use of cutting-edge technology. If Acturis isn’t for you, we’ve developed a proposition suited specifically for those with a smaller machinery and equipment base. This solution, whereby we can charge a set fee for pre-determined equipment, depending on sector, is once again designed to save our brokers and clients time.

No fuss or delay

Where large, complex plant lists exist over multiple locations, working in partnership with our customers to make sure everyone gets home safe is imperative. Using mobile reporting technology, our highly skilled Engineer Surveyors can submit their reports before they’ve even left site. And with access to our eReport tool, our customers can view our findings and filter results accordingly without any fuss or delay.  Working alongside our broker partners, we make sure we have a solution that meets your needs.

For more information about our bespoke propositions, speak to your business development manager or

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Frequently asked questions

Our industry leading service levels make sure you have everything you need, before you even need them!  With this in mind, we’ll have your renewal documents with you at least five weeks before the renewal date.

Please see section three of our inspection terms and conditions.  For quick access, click here.

We do everything we can to meet our customers’ needs and have set out first inspection criteria in line with this.

Different levels of competency are defined in the Health & Safety Executive regulations. These can cover training, the operation of machinery and daily inspection of working parts.

In terms of thorough examinations of machinery and plant to find defects likely to cause damage, the competent person is generally defined as:

‘A person who has the appropriate practical and theoretical knowledge and actual experience of the plant they are examining to enable them to detect defects or weaknesses and to assess their importance in relation to the safety and continued use of the plant.’

A competent person

In some regulations, the academic qualifications of a competent person are clearly defined. In others, it is stressed that the competent person must be sufficiently independent and impartial to allow objective decisions to be made.

Competency for plant examinations

This definition of competency for plant examinations has been tested following numerous court cases. It is not sufficient that you have used the item of plant for many years, or if you are the person who regularly maintains the machine. You must have the theoretical knowledge, as well and be sufficiently independent so that no conflict of interest exists.

For example, if you are the person maintaining the machine you may be unlikely to report any serious defect to the Health & Safety Executive.

Once we have calculated our net fee to provide inspection services to your client based upon the plant schedule and any other information you have provided, if commission/brokerage is then required by you, we will gross up our fee by the required commission percentage. E.g.: £300 net fee for inspection > commission required at 15% = £352.94 gross of commission, plus VAT.

Yes we do and this is subject to an individual request.

Key contacts

Call our new business team

0345 712 5842 or email

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0345 712 5842

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Call our customer team

0345 712 5842

or email