Technical Committees



SAFed Technical Committees meet to discuss all matters affecting the interface of Directives and Regulations in relation to all aspects of inspection relating to:

TC 1 Pressure equipment
TC 2 Lifts, lifting plant and mechanical plant
TC 3 Electrotechnical
TC 4 Welding and other methods of joining materials and materials technology
TC 5 Non-destructive testing
TC 6 Conformity assessment
TC 7 Power presses
TC 8 Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)
TC 9 Health and Safety

List of typical abbreviations used in the inspection industry

Approved Code of Practice
Amending Use of Work Equipment Directive
European Standard
Health and Safety Authority (Ireland)
HSE Health and Safety Executive (UK)
HSWA Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
GA Regs 

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application)

Regulations 2007

INAB Irish National Accreditation Body
LD Lift Directive
MD Machinery Directive
NSAI National Standards Authority of Ireland
PED Pressure Equipment Directive
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PED Pressure Equipment Directive
SHAWW Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

In addition to SAFed member companies working closely together through the present internal technical committee structure, SAFed has, since being established in 1995, built up the following wide ranging network of external fora where it has participation/representation:

Directives and Regulations network:
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI), Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Professional Engineering Institutions and industry stakeholders

Standards related network
National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), European Standards (CEN) and International Standards (ISO)

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