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Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pressure equipment (recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

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4. Final assessment and pressure equipment checks

The manufacturer shall perform a final assessment of the pressure equipment, monitored by means of unexpected visits by a notified body chosen by the manufacturer.

The notified body shall carry out product checks or have them carried out at random intervals determined by the body, in order to verify the quality of the internal checks of the pressure equipment, taking into account, inter alia, the technological complexity of the pressure equipment and the quantity of production.

During its unexpected visits, the notified body shall:

  • establish that the manufacturer actually performs final assessment in accordance with point 3.2 of Annex I.

  • take samples of pressure equipment at the manufacturing or storage premises in order to conduct checks. The notified body assesses the number of items of equipment to sample and whether it is necessary to perform, or have performed, all or part of the final assessment of the pressure equipment samples.

The acceptance sampling procedure to be applied is intended to determine whether the manufacturing process of the pressure equipment performs within acceptable limits, with a view to ensuring conformity of the pressure equipment.

Should one or more of the items of pressure equipment or assembly not conform, the notified body shall take appropriate measures.

The manufacturer shall, under the responsibility of the notified body, affix the notified body’s identification number during the manufacturing process.

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