Inspection of installations and equipment

Have your installations and equipment inspected to ensure their performance and compliance with local regulations and your specifications.


Your challenges

in plant and equipment inspection

Equipment inspection
Equipment inspection
Whether you're the operator of a public access building or an industrial, service or commercial building, it's your responsibility as the head of your establishment to ensure the safety of your users, customers or employees. To do this, you need to carry out regular inspections of all your installations, equipment and processes. This must be carried out as soon as it is commissioned, and then periodically throughout its operation. These preventive actions enable any malfunctions to be identified quickly, guarantee the highest level of safety and protection within your establishment and considerably reduce the risk of accidents, breakdowns and production stoppages.

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Apave solutions


Apave's teams can carry out technical and regulatory compliance checks throughout the life cycle of your equipment and installations, during commissioning, operation, maintenance and end-of-life:


Our experts can point out the slightest malfunctions or failures in your equipment and processes. We can also help you to improve the safety and performance of your facilities through our complementary technical support services: help with integrating compliance and safety rules into specifications; personalised regulatory monitoring; production monitoring; diagnostics and preventive maintenance; help with resolving non-conformities, etc.

Apave's expertise


Our teams of experts are fully conversant with the regulations specific to each of your equipment, installations and processes. They have solid expertise in a wide range of sectors, and are also familiar with the regulatory requirements specific to your trade, whatever it may be (agri-food, nuclear, tertiary, etc.).


Whatever your needs and whatever your industry, we guarantee a high-quality, professional and responsive service.

Our locations

A solid territorial network in Africa

The Apave Group has been active on the African continent for over half a century. Today, we benefit from a solid territorial network, with local agencies in 17 African countries (Senegal, Cameroon, Mauritius, Madagascar, Tunisia, Morocco, Burkina Faso...).

Thanks to our highly mobile teams, we are able to cover the entire continent. This enables us to offer you tailor-made support for all your needs.
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Your questions

about the inspection of your plant and equipment

  • How can I prepare for the inspection of my facilities and equipment by Apave Afrique?

    To ensure that the inspection goes smoothly, we encourage our customers to plan ahead before our experts arrive. To do this, you can :

    • - Gather together all the useful documents relating to your installations and equipment (electrical installation diagrams, fire technical files, lifting commissioning report, etc.)
    • - Check that the equipment and facilities to be inspected are available
    • - Check that an authorised person can accompany the technician to the site on D-day
    • - Inform our experts of any changes made or new equipment installed since the last visit
    • - Inform us of any risks specific to your activity
    • - Prepare the lifting equipment and make the necessary power cuts to check the electrical installations
  • What tools are used to inspect equipment and facilities?

    Always driven by a strong desire to innovate, our APAVE branches in Africa use increasingly innovative tools to meet your needs. For example, we can carry out remote inspections using drones, for rapid execution or to gain access to sensitive sites, confined spaces or engineering structures. We can also use a Ferroscan to detect concrete reinforcement without risk of destruction, as well as Advance Design, a computer-assisted engineering software application.
  • What is your knowledge of local regulations?

    Our local experts have a perfect understanding of the regulatory and technical standards in force in your country, as well as the issues and requirements specific to your sector of activity. They will be able to carry out a rigorous and reliable inspection, enabling you to prevent all kinds of technical, human and legal risks.
  • What equipment and facilities must be inspected?

    It all depends on the regulatory and technical requirements in force in your country and for the type of establishment concerned. As a general rule, a large number of installations and equipment need to be inspected periodically to ensure public safety and the smooth running of the site. These include electrical equipment, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) installations, fire installations, mechanical and lifting equipment (lifts, cranes, hoists, fork-lift trucks, goods lifts, escalators, etc.), smoke extraction systems, automatic fire detection systems, sprinklers, combustible or toxic gas detection systems, sports equipment, heating installations, medical devices, etc.
  • When should I have my plant and equipment inspected?

    It is essential to carry out an inspection of your plant and equipment when it is commissioned. You will then need to carry out regular checks and tests, in accordance with the frequency imposed by local regulations and your own specifications.
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Inspection of installations and equipment


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choose Apave?



For more than 60 years, we have been committed to supporting you to achieve industrial performance and the digitisation of proceeses. Our multi-skilled team is capable of effectively addressing all your risk management challenges.


We are seasoned professionals in our fields and we offer you high-level technical expertise to control technical, human, environmental, digital and technological risks. For more than 150 years, Apave's experts have been providing consultancy services and customised solutions to meet our customers' needs.


Our strong presence in Africa means we can quickly respond to all your requests, whatever your needs: inspection, training, consultancy, tests and measurement, etc.


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