If you have a company in the Netherlands that uses tools, machines and installations, you must have these items inspected on a regular basis. There are 2 types of inspection:
- inspection after installation: this is required when safety depends on the way in which the items have been installed
- periodic inspection: this is required when the use or outside influences can lead to wear and tear, ageing or damage
You decide which expert or institution will carry out the inspection. Some types of work equipment must be inspected by a certification body. After inspection, a sticker or other written proof which shows the date of the last and next inspection must be applied.