Contract and delivery inspections
Many contracts signed in Sweden that relate to building work, industrial construction and installation activities include an agreement on the application of AB92 and ABT94 (standard documents agreed between the players in the Swedish construction industry).
The system of inspections that is specified in these regulations plays a key role in the construction process for both principals and contractors alike.
The aim of the various types of inspection is to determine the degree to which the work undertaken meets the requirements specified in the contract. For this reason it is crucial, both for the principal and the contractor, that inspectors carry out their duties in accordance with the industry's General Conditions of Contract.
The various checks and preliminary inspections of electrical installations that are made during the construction phase should ultimately lead to full approval in the final inspection.
In the case of machinery and other mechanical or electrical equipment, the agreed acceptance trials and inspections are carried out in the supplier's factory.
If no previous agreement has been reached on the technical parameters for the trials, these will be carried out in accordance with the standards that generally apply to the relevant machinery or product.
If the delivery inspection or acceptance trial shows that the goods do not comply with the contractual requirements, it is the supplier's responsibility to ensure that this is rectified at the earliest possible opportunity. If the purchaser so requires, a new test or inspection is then carried out.