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Transportable Pressure Vessels Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

  3. PART 2 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

    1. 4.Requirements relating to the placing on the market and use at work of transportable pressure vessels

    2. 5.Transportable pressure vessels placed on the market or used at work exclusively in Northern Ireland

    3. 6.Reassessment of conformity

    4. 7.Periodic inspection and repeated use

    5. 8.Notified bodies

    6. 9.Approved bodies

    7. 10.Appointment of notified bodies and approved bodies by the Executive

    8. 11.Conformity marking

  4. PART 3 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 12.Fees

    2. 13.Defence

    3. 14.Amendments and saving

  5. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      DISAPPLICATIONS TO THESE REGULATIONS

      1. 1.These Regulations shall not apply to –

      2. 2.These Regulations shall not apply to any transportable pressure vessel...

      3. 3.These Regulations shall not apply to transportable pressure vessels –...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      STANDARDS

      1. The standards referred to in regulations 4 to 6 are...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

      1. (This Schedule substantially reproduces the provisions of Part 1 of Annex IV to the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive.)

        1. 1.Module A—internal production control

        2. 2.The manufacturer must draw up the technical documentation described in...

        3. 3.The technical documentation must enable an assessment to be made...

        4. 4.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established within the Community,...

        5. 5.The manufacturer must take all measures necessary to ensure that...

        6. Module A1—internal manufacturing checks with monitoring of the final assessment

        7. Final assessment must be performed by the manufacturer and monitored...

        8. During such visits, the notified body must: ensure that the...

        9. Should one or more of the transportable pressure vessels not...

        10. On the responsibility of the notified body, the manufacturer must...

        11. 1.Module B—EC type-examination

        12. 2.The application for EC-type-examination must be lodged by the manufacturer...

        13. 3.The technical documentation must enable an assessment to be made...

        14. 4.The notified body must:

        15. 4.1.examine the technical documentation, verify that the type has been...

        16. 4.2.perform or have performed the appropriate examinations and necessary tests...

        17. 4.3.perform or have performed the appropriate examinations and necessary tests...

        18. 4.4.agree with the applicant the location where the examinations and...

        19. 5.Where the type satisfies the relevant provisions of these Regulations,...

        20. 6.The applicant must inform the notified body that holds the...

        21. 7.Each notified body must communicate to the Member States the...

        22. 8.The other notified bodies may receive copies of the EC...

        23. 9.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established within the Community,...

        24. 1.Module B1—EC design examination

        25. 2.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established within the Community,...

        26. 3.The technical documentation must enable an assessment to be made...

        27. 4.The notified body must:

        28. 4.1.examine the technical documentation and identify the components which have...

        29. 4.2.perform the necessary examinations to establish whether the solutions adopted...

        30. 4.3.perform the necessary examinations to establish whether the relevant provisions...

        31. 5.Where the design meets the provisions of these Regulations which...

        32. 6.The applicant must inform the notified body that holds the...

        33. 7.Each notified body must communicate to the member States the...

        34. 8.The other notified bodies may on request obtain the relevant...

        35. 9.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established within the Community,...

        36. 1.Module C1—conformity to type

        37. 2.The manufacturer must take all measures necessary to ensure that...

        38. 3.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established within the Community,...

        39. 4.Final assessment must be subject to monitoring in the form...

        40. 1.Module D—production quality assurance

        41. 2.The manufacturer must operate an approved quality system for production,...

        42. 3.Quality system

        43. 3.1.The manufacturer must lodge an application for assessment of his...

        44. 3.2.The quality system must ensure compliance of the transportable pressure...

        45. 3.3.The notified body must assess the quality system to determine...

        46. 3.4.The manufacturer must undertake to fulfil the obligations arising out...

        47. 4.Surveillance under the responsibility of the notified body

        48. 4.1.The purpose of surveillance is to ensure that the manufacturer...

        49. 4.2.The manufacturer must allow the notified body access for inspection...

        50. 4.3.The notified body must carry out periodic audits to make...

        51. 4.4.In addition, the notified body may pay unexpected visits to...

        52. 5.The manufacturer must, for a period of 10 years after...

        53. 6.Each notified body must communicate to the member States the...

        54. 1.Module D1—production quality assurance

        55. 2.The manufacturer must draw up the technical documentation described below....

        56. 3.The manufacturer must operate an approved quality system for production,...

        57. 4.Quality system

        58. 4.1.The manufacturer must lodge an application for assessment of his...

        59. 4.2.The quality system must ensure compliance of the transportable pressure...

        60. 4.3.The notified body must assess the quality system to determine...

        61. 4.4.The manufacturer must undertake to fulfil the obligations arising out...

        62. 5.Surveillance under the responsibility of the notified body

        63. 5.1.The purpose of surveillance is to make sure that the...

        64. 5.2.The manufacturer must allow the notified body access for inspection...

        65. 5.3.The notified body must carry out periodic audits to make...

        66. 5.4.In addition, the notified body may pay unexpected visits to...

        67. 6.The manufacturer must, for a period of 10 years after...

        68. 7.Each notified body must communicate to the member States the...

        69. 1.Module E—product quality assurance

        70. 2.The manufacturer must operate an approved quality system for production,...

        71. 3.Quality system

        72. 3.1.The manufacturer must lodge an application for assessment of his...

        73. 3.2.Under the quality system, each transportable pressure vessel must be...

        74. 3.3.The notified body must assess the quality system to determine...

        75. 3.4.The manufacturer must undertake to fulfil the obligations arising out...

        76. 4.Surveillance under the responsibility of the notified body

        77. 4.1.The purpose of surveillance is to ensure that the manufacturer...

        78. 4.2.The manufacturer must allow the notified body access for inspection...

        79. 4.3.The notified body must carry out periodic audits to make...

        80. 4.4.In addition, the notified body may pay unexpected visits to...

        81. 5.The manufacturer must, for a period of 10 years after...

        82. 6.Each notified body must communicate to the member States the...

        83. 1.Module E1—production quality assurance

        84. 2.The manufacturer must draw up the technical documentation described below....

        85. 3.The manufacturer must operate an approved quality system for the...

        86. 4.Quality system

        87. 4.1.The manufacturer must lodge an application for assessment of his...

        88. 4.2.Under the quality system, each transportable pressure vessel must be...

        89. 4.3.The notified body must assess the quality system to determine...

        90. 4.4.The manufacturer must undertake to discharge the obligations arising from...

        91. 5.Surveillance under the responsibility of the notified body

        92. 5.1.The purpose of surveillance is to ensure that the manufacturer...

        93. 5.2.The manufacturer must allow the notified body access for inspection...

        94. 5.3.The notified body must carry out periodic audits to make...

        95. 5.4.In addition, the notified body may pay unexpected visits to...

        96. 6.The manufacturer must, for a period of 10 years after...

        97. 7.Each notified body must communicate to the member States the...

        98. 1.Module F—product verification

        99. 2.The manufacturer must take all measures necessary to ensure that...

        100. 3.The notified body must perform the appropriate examinations and tests...

        101. 4.Verification by examination and testing of each transportable pressure vessel

        102. 4.1.Each transportable pressure vessel must be individually examined and must...

        103. 4.2.The notified body must affix its identification number or have...

        104. 4.3.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established within the Community,...

        105. 1.Module G—EC unit verification

        106. 2.The manufacturer must apply to a notified body of his...

        107. 3.The technical documentation must enable the conformity of the transportable...

        108. 4.The notified body must examine the design and construction of...

        109. 4.1.The notified body must affix its identification number or have...

        110. 4.2.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established within the Community,...

        111. 1.Module H—full quality assurance

        112. 2.The manufacturer must implement an approved quality system for design,...

        113. 3.Quality system

        114. 3.1.The manufacturer must lodge an application for assessment of his...

        115. 3.2.The quality system must ensure compliance of the transportable pressure...

        116. 3.3.The notified body must assess the quality system to determine...

        117. 3.4.The manufacturer must undertake to fulfil the obligations arising out...

        118. 4.Surveillance under the responsibility of the notified body

        119. 4.1.The purpose of this surveillance is to ensure that the...

        120. 4.2.The manufacturer must allow the notified body access for inspection...

        121. 4.3.The notified body must carry out periodic audits to make...

        122. 4.4.In addition, the notified body may pay unexpected visits to...

        123. 5.The manufacturer must, for a period of 10 years after...

        124. 6.Each notified body must communicate to the member States the...

        125. 1.Module H1—full quality assurance with design examination and special surveillance of the final test

        126. 2.Final assessment is subject to increased surveillance in the form...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MODULES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT

      1. (This Schedule substantially reproduces the provisions of Annex V to the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive.)

        1. The following table indicates which modules are to be followed...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      CONFORMITY REASSESSMENT PROCEDURE

      1. (This Schedule substantially reproduces the provisions of Part II of Annex IV to the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive.)

        1. 1.This procedure describes the method for ensuring that transportable pressure...

        2. 2.The owner must make available to a notified body information...

        3. 3.The notified body must check whether transportable pressure vessels which...

        4. 4.If the results of the above checks are satisfactory, the...

        5. 5.For vessels manufactured in series, including their valves and other...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      PERIODIC INSPECTION PROCEDURES

      1. (This Schedule substantially reproduces the provisions of Part III of Annex IV to the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive.)

        1. 1.Module 1—periodic inspection of products

        2. 2.To meet the requirements referred to in paragraph 1, the...

        3. 3.The notified or approved body must perform the appropriate examinations...

        4. 3.1.All transportable pressure vessels must be examined individually and appropriate...

        5. 3.2.The notified or approved body must affix, or have affixed,...

        6. 3.3.The owner or his authorised representative established in the Community...

        7. 1.Module 2—periodic inspection through quality assurance

        8. 2.The owner or his authorised representative established in the Community...

        9. 3.Quality system

        10. 3.1.The owner or his authorised representative established in the Community...

        11. 3.2.Under the quality system, each transportable pressure vessel must be...

        12. 3.3.The notified body must assess the quality system to determine...

        13. 3.4.The owner or his authorised representative established in the Community...

        14. 4.Surveillance under the responsibility of the notified body

        15. 4.1.The purpose of surveillance is to make sure that the...

        16. 4.2.The owner or his authorised representative established in the Community...

        17. 4.3.The notified body must carry out periodic audits to make...

        18. 4.4.In addition, the notified body may pay unannounced visits to...

        19. 5.The owner or his authorised representative established in the Community...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      CONFORMITY MARKING

      1. (This Schedule substantially reproduces the provisions of Annex VII to the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive.)

        1. The conformity marking shall take the following form –

        2. If the marking is reduced or enlarged, the proportions of...

        3. The various components of the marking must have substantially the...

        4. This minimum dimension may be waived for small vessels.

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      AMENDMENTS TO THE CDGCPL REGULATIONS

      1. 1.The CDGCPL Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs...

      2. 2.In regulation 2(1) – (a) for the definition of “competent...

      3. 3.For paragraphs (4) and (5) of regulation 3, there shall...

      4. 4.Regulations 12 to 17 shall be deleted.

      5. 5.In regulation 19, for paragraph (2) there shall be substituted...

      6. 6.In Schedule 4 – (a) in paragraph 1, for the...

      7. 7.For Schedule 8 there shall be substituted the following Schedule...

      8. 8.In Schedule 9 – (a) in paragraph 2, for the...

  6. Explanatory Note

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