At OCA Global, we rely on our professional team, the best in the sector, and we organise our services and resources to meet your demands. As a highly qualified independent inspection body with a global presence, we guarantee the quality and efficiency of all our inspection services anywhere in the world.
Inspection is necessary in most projects and products to guarantee the highest standards of quality and safety in each stage of the process. Through our regulatory inspection services, we help our clients to reduce risks and to comply with the necessary regulatory requirements in the different regions and existing markets.
- Fire prevention facilities
- Water supply facilities
- Refrigeration facilities
- Thermal installations (RITE)
Within the scope of application of the Royal Decree, which approves the Regulation of fire safety in industrial establishments (Reglamento de seguridad contra incendios en los establecimientos industriales), we perform periodic inspections according to article 6 of said regulations, evaluating the degree of compliance of the establishment with current regulations relative to the level of inherent risk, the compartmentalisation, and the active facilities of the industrial establishment.
We also carry out initial inspections if required by the Directorate-General for Industry (Dirección General de Industria) for industrial and non-industrial facilities, according to the autonomous community and the Royal Decree that approves the Regulation of fire protection installations.
The frequency of inspections for industrial activities is:
- Low risk: 5 years.
- Average risk: 3 years.
- High risk: 2 years.
Royal Decree 2267/2004
The owners of the fire protection facilities must request every 10 years to an AIA (Authorised Inspection Agency) the inspection of their facilities according to Royal Decree 513/2017, of June 12, 2017, which entered into force on December 12, 2017.
Facility inspections are applicable in the following cases:
|Type of installation||Surface (greater than or equal to)|
|Administrative use||2.000 m2|
|Educational use||2.000 m2|
|Commercial use||500 m2|
|Public premises||500 m2|
|High-risk premises, expressly defined by autonomous community|
Fire protection facilities must undergo the first inspection in the following periods:
- Facilities with 20 years or more; before December 2018.
- Facilities with 15 years or more, but under 20 years; before December 2019.
- Facilities with 10 years, but under 15 years; before December 2020.
- Facilities legalised after December 2007; 10 years after their commissioning.
These inspections must be carried out every 10 years.
- Royal Decree 513/2017
Following the Royal Decree by which Technical Building Code (Código Técnico de la Edificación) is approved, in OCA Global we also carry out the control of documentation, on-site inspections of the internal installations for water supply, and initial inspections of the facilities, depending on the autonomous community. This type of inspection is applicable for the commissioning of:
- New facilities.
- Reform or expansion of existing facilities.
- Provisional installations (construction).
- Royal Decree 314/2006
The scope of action by which this regulation – about the safety of refrigeration facilities and its complementary technical instructions (IF) – and its IT are approved are the new construction refrigeration facilities, as well as their extensions, modifications, and the maintenance of these and of the existing ones.
However, to the refrigeration systems and facilities, as well as to the systems listed below, we must exclusively apply the provisions in article 21 of the refrigeration facilities regulation:
- Absorption facilities that use BrLi-Water.
- Non-compact refrigeration systems with a load of less than 2.5 kg of refrigerant of the group L1 0,5 kg, of refrigerant of group L2 0,2 kg, and of refrigerant of the group L3 3.
- Royal Decree 138/2011
All fixed thermal installations in buildings whose use is not industrial, for which the Regulation of thermal installations in buildings (Reglamento de instalaciones térmicas en los edificios) is approved, are subject to periodic control and, depending on the autonomous community, to an initial inspection as well.
IT 4 regulates the scope of such by establishing inspections for:
- Heat generators.
- Cold generators.
- Complete thermal installations.
In these inspections the performance of the generators is analysed, and a control to verify the minimum legal technical maintenance required is performed. The frequency of these inspections is: for heat generators of less than 20 kW using with any type of fuel, every 5 years; for heat generators of more than 70 kW, every 4 years if the fuel is renewable or gas, and 2 years if it is another type of fuel; and for cold generators, they need to be performed every 5 years if their power is greater than 12 kW.
- Royal Decree 1027/2007
- Royal Decree 238/2013