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Energy Conservation Act 1981

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2U.K. requirements for type approval and approval of operating and maintenance instructions

(1)The Secretary of State may by order prescribe—

(a)standards to be applied in determining applications for type approval under section 4 of this Act of any appliance to which this Part of this Act applies of a description specified in the order;

(b)any items of information to be provided by means of or in association with a U.K. type approval mark apart from the indication that a type approval is in force for the model in question; and

(c)the information to be provided and any other matters to be included in any operating and maintenance instructions supplied or intended for supply with any appliance of a description specified in the order in respect of which a type approval under section 4 is in force, or has been applied for, and the terms in which any such instructions are to be framed.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1)(a) above, standards for type approval prescribed under this section for appliances of any description—

(a)may impose requirements with respect to design, construction and manner of operation of appliances of that description; and

(b)may relate to the safety or efficiency of operation of such appliances or to both their safety and efficiency ;

and an order prescribing such standards may (as to all or any of the standards, prescribed) apply standards or parts of standards of which particulars have been published in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.

(3)Without prejudice (so far as concerns an order prescribing standards) to the generality of subsection (2) above, an order under this section may apply the requirements of any Community instrument with respect to any standards for type approval or other matter to which the order relates, to any extent and with any modifications specified in the order.

(4)References in this Part of this Act, in relation to any appliance to which this Part of this Act applies, to a U.K. type approval mark, are references to a type approval mark indicating that a type approval granted under this Part of this Act is in force for the model in question.

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