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Transportable Pressure Vessels Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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3.  For paragraphs (4) and (5) of regulation 3, there shall be substituted the following paragraphs –

(4) Subject to paragraphs (5) and (5A) and to the exceptions contained in Schedule 9, Schedules 4 and 8 shall apply to transportable pressure receptacles manufactured before 1st April 2005 which are used or intended to be used, or carried or intended to be carried, at work.

(5) Schedules 4 and 8 shall not apply –

(a)to any receptacle where the exceptions contained in paragraph (1)(a) to (g) apply;

(b)to any receptacle known as a two-part beer keg, one part of which is intended to contain a gas or a mixture of gases under pressure;

(c)to any receptacle used for the conveyance or storage of beer or carbonated drinks, the capacity of which does not exceed 0·252 cubic metres and the maximum working pressure of which is not greater than 12 bar above atmospheric pressure; or

(d)to any portable fire extinguisher with a working pressure below 25 bar at 60°C and having a total mass not exceeding 23 kilograms.

(5A) Schedule 4 and paragraphs 1(1) and (2), 2, 3, 4(1)(a)(i) (5A) and 8(1) of Schedule 8 shall not apply to any pressure equipment to which the Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 apply or to any transportable pressure vessel to which the Transportable Pressure Vessels Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 apply..

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