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PPL Engineering Services

Authorising Engineer Support to ensure compliance with statutory legislation

PPL Engineering Services provide independent and professional advice to assist, and support your company.

We work as Authorising Engineers or independent consultants for Engineering Systems, where a Safe System of Work (SSoW) is required to ensure compliance with Statutory Regulations as outlined below:

  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Pressure Safety System Regulations 2000
  • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
  • Working at Height Regulations 2005

We work to support, inform, and assist you in implementing and maintaining your Safe Systems of Work. Following this we work to monitor, and audit effectiveness of the Safe Systems of Work across those high-risk activities within your organisation.

Under Health and Safety at Work legislation, where hazards cannot be eliminated and an element of risk remains, there is a requirement for a Safe Systems of Work to be implemented.

We provide a full professional consultancy service to:

  • Determine the levels of the Safe Systems of Work required
  • Review and recommend amendments to existing safety rules and procedures
  • Develop a bespoke set to be compliant with statutory requirements appropriate to your organisation
  • Implement, audit, monitor and maintain your Safe Systems of Work
  • Provide recommendations to ensure your compliance with new regulations and guidance
  • Support, mentor, monitor and assess in house engineering staff, ensuring they are competent to carry out their duties under your Safe Systems of Work
  • Support, inform and assist in technical issues, procedures and safety management

The Role of an Authorising Engineer

The Authorising Engineer (AE) acts as an independent professional adviser to an organisation.

The AE should be appointed by the organisation to provide services in accordance with the organisation’s relevant company Safe Systems of Work as well as HSE, Health Technical Memoranda (HTM) or Joint Service Publication (JSP) guidance.

The AE’s role is to act as technical assessor and make recommendations for the appointment of Authorised Persons (APs). Once APs are appointed, the AE will continue to monitor the performance of the service and provide annual audits. With regard to audit in particular, the AE should remain independent of the operational structure of the organisation.

Authorising Engineers

Our Authorising Engineer Services can be provided to maintain and review an established Safe System of Work or to guide and assist in mobilising a new system. This includes initial prospective Authorised Person assessment to ensure that your staff are appropriately supported for training, using an individual personalised development plan prior to any on site mentoring and final assessment prior to appointment.

The professional status and role required of the Authorising Engineer may vary in accordance with the specialist engineering service being supported.

PPL Engineering services currently provide Authorising Engineers for thirty-seven NHS Trusts, and many commercial organisations throughout the UK.

Support can be offered to you in the following disciplines:

  • Electrical High and Low Voltage distribution systems
  • Lifts
  • Mechanical systems - boiler and pressure systems
  • Ventilation systems
  • Water systems- hot and cold services
  • Confined spaces
  • Working at Height
  • Aeronautical Ground Lighting systems (AGL)
  • Petroleum


PPL Engineering Services is ideally set up to assist your Healthcare organisation with the implementation of the Health Technical Memoranda, across the disciplines most relevant to your organisational needs.

We can provide Authorising Engineer support under the following HTM’s:

  • HTM 00
  • HTM 03-01 Ventilation
  • HTM 04-01 Safe Water
  • HTM 06-01 Electrical services supply & Distribution
  • HTM 06-02 Low Voltage
  • HTM 06-03 High Voltage
  • HTM 08-02 Lifts

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