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Zurich Engineering Surveyors complete 75,000 inspections a week during lockdown

At a glance

  • We want to thank our Engineer surveyors for keeping critical business, services and infrastructure safely running during lockdown
  • The HSE has provided high-level guidance on inspection and examination of plant and machinery prioritisation, we look to support the HSE’s advice whilst keeping our surveyors and our clients as safe as possible
  • Zurich Engineering team is currently undertaking in the region of 75,000 inspections a week in order to keep customers plant and machinery safe to use.

While some parts of the UK have halted temporarily due to Coronavirus, the Zurich Engineering team is prioritising work, we are supporting key services, critical infrastructure and utilities and where resource is available all commercial customers  by undertaking around 75,000 statutory inspections a week helping to keep the UK safe from plant failure  and accidents.

The team is inspecting life saving equipment within NHS hospitals, front line healthcare providers and the emergency services, their supply chains including manufacturers of ventilation tubes and IV lines for hospitals.

Zurich Engineering are inspecting at hundreds of food manufacturing sites across the country, key retailers that are open and supporting online commerce inspecting at numerous distribution centres.

Zurich are working very closely with nursing and care homes, housing associations and local authorities to ensure where practical and safe to do so inspections can be completed during these difficult times with maximum safety of the vulnerable, those being shielded along with our surveyors.

One Engineer surveyor Andrew Coe is inspecting during the day and going the extra mile at night by printing face shields (image right) for the NHS on his 3D printer, to support his wife and nursing colleagues within the NHS.

For more information on how Zurich’s Engineering Inspection team are keeping businesses moving during coronavirus, visit our help and support page.

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