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Transportable Pressure Vessels Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Module D—production quality assurance

3.2  The quality system must ensure compliance of the transportable pressure vessels with the type described in the EC type-examination certificate or EC design-examination certificate and with the relevant requirements of these Regulations.

All the elements, requirements and provisions adopted by the manufacturer must be documented in a systematic and orderly manner in the form of written policies, procedures and instructions. The quality system documentation must permit a consistent interpretation of the quality programmes, plans, manuals and records.

It must contain in particular an adequate description of:

  • the quality objectives and the organisational structure, responsibilities and powers of the management with regard to the quality of the transportable pressure vessels,

  • the manufacturing, quality control and quality assurance techniques, processes and systematic measures that will be used, particularly the procedures used,

  • the examinations and tests that will be carried out before, during and after manufacture, and the frequency with which they will be carried out,

  • the quality records, such as inspection reports and test data, calibration data, reports concerning the qualifications or approvals of the personnel concerned,

  • the means of monitoring the achievement of the required quality and the effective operation of the quality system.

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