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The Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 2016

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

  3. PART 2 Obligations of economic operators

    1. Manufacturers

      1. 4.Design and manufacture in accordance with essential safety requirements and sound engineering practice

      2. 5.Technical documentation and conformity assessment for category A vessels

      3. 6.EU declaration of conformity, CE marking and inscriptions for category A vessels

      4. 7.Inscriptions for category B vessels

      5. 8.Retention by manufacturer of technical documentation and EU declaration of conformity

      6. 9.Compliance procedures for series production

      7. 10.Monitoring of vessels made available on the market

      8. 11.Labelling of vessels

      9. 12.Provision of instructions and safety information

      10. 13.Duty of manufacturer to take action in respect of vessels placed on the market which are considered not to be in conformity

      11. 14.Provision of information and cooperation

      12. 15.Appointment by manufacturer of authorised representative

      13. 16.Obligations of authorised representative

    2. Importers

      1. 17.Prohibition on placing on the market vessels which are not in conformity

      2. 18.Requirements which must be satisfied before an importer places a category A vessel on the market

      3. 19.Prohibition on an importer placing on the market a category A vessel considered not to be in conformity with the essential safety requirements

      4. 20.Requirements which must be satisfied before an importer places a category B vessel on the market

      5. 21.Information identifying importer

      6. 22.Instructions and safety information

      7. 23.Transport and storage conditions

      8. 24.Monitoring by importer of vessels made available on the market

      9. 25.Duty of importer to take action in respect of vessels placed on the market which are considered not to be in conformity

      10. 26.Retention by importer of technical documentation and EU declaration of conformity

      11. 27.Provision of information and cooperation

    3. Distributors

      1. 28.Duty to act with due care

      2. 29.Requirements which must be satisfied before a distributor makes available on the market a category A vessel

      3. 30.Prohibition on a distributor making available on the market a category A vessel not considered to be in conformity with essential safety requirements

      4. 31.Requirements which must be satisfied before a distributor makes a category B vessel available on the market

      5. 32.Storage and transport conditions

      6. 33.Duty for distributor to take action in respect of vessels made available on the market which are not in conformity

      7. 34.Provision of information and cooperation

    4. All economic operators

      1. 35.Cases in which obligations of manufacturers apply to importers and distributors

      2. 36.Translation of EU declaration of conformity

      3. 37.Identification of economic operators

      4. 38.Prohibition on improper use of CE marking

  4. PART 3 Conformity of Category A Vessels

    1. 39.Presumption of conformity of category A vessels

    2. 40.Conformity assessment procedures prior to manufacture

    3. 41.Conformity assessment procedures prior to placing a vessel on the market

    4. 42.Records and correspondence language requirements

    5. 43.EU declaration of conformity

    6. 44.Identification number

  5. PART 4 Notification of Conformity Assessment Bodies

    1. 45.Notified bodies

    2. 46.Notification

    3. 47.Presumption of conformity of notified bodies

    4. 48.Contents of notification

    5. 49.Monitoring

    6. 50.United Kingdom Accreditation Service

    7. 51.Changes to notifications

    8. 52.Operational matters in relation to notified bodies

    9. 53.Subsidiaries and contractors

  6. PART 5 Market surveillance and enforcement

    1. 54.Designation of market surveillance authority

    2. 55.Enforcement

    3. 56.Enforcement Powers

    4. 57.Exercise of enforcement powers

    5. 58.Evaluation of vessels presenting a risk

    6. 59.Enforcement action in respect of vessels which are not in conformity

    7. 60.EU safeguard procedure

    8. 61.Enforcement action in respect of vessels which are in conformity, but which present a risk

    9. 62.Enforcement action in respect of formal non-compliance

    10. 63.Restrictive measures

    11. 64.Offences

    12. 65.Penalties

    13. 66.Defence of due diligence

    14. 67.Liability of persons other than principal offender

    15. 68.Time limit for prosecution of offences

    16. 69.Service of documents

    17. 70.Recovery of expenses of enforcement

    18. 71.Action by enforcing authority

    19. 72.Appeals against notices

    20. 73.Appropriate court for appeals against notices

    21. 74.Compensation

  7. PART 6 Miscellaneous

    1. 75.Review

    2. 76.Transitional provision

    3. 77.Revocations and savings

    4. 78.Consequential Amendments

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Essential Safety Requirements

      1. PART 1 Materials

        1. 1.Materials used in the manufacture of a vessel must be...

        2. 2.Pressurised parts

        3. 3.For steel vessels, the material must in addition meet the...

        4. 4.The materials must be accompanied by an inspection slip as...

        5. 5.Steel vessels

        6. 6.Aluminium vessels

        7. 7.Welding materials

        8. 8.Accessories contributing to the strength of the vessel

        9. 9.Non-pressurised parts

        10. 10.Symbols

      2. PART 2 Vessel Design

        1. 11.(1) A manufacturer must, when designing a vessel, define the...

        2. 12.A manufacturer must also take account of the following provisions—...

        3. 13.A manufacturer must take account of the fact that under...

        4. 14.Circumferential and longitudinal seams must be made using full penetration...

        5. 15.Wall thickness

        6. 16.Calculation method

        7. 17.Experimental method

      3. PART 3 Manufacturing processes

        1. 18.Vessels must be constructed and subjected to production checks in...

        2. 19.Preparation of the component parts

        3. 20.Welds on pressurised parts

        4. 21.(1) Welds must be performed by qualified welders or operators...

        5. 22.The manufacturer must also, during manufacture, ensure consistent weld quality...

        6. 23.Putting into service of the vessels

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Conformity Assessment Procedures

      1. PART 1 EU-Type Examination (Module B)

        1. 1.EU-type examination (Module B) is a conformity assessment procedure in...

        2. 2.(1) A manufacturer must lodge an application for EU-type examination...

        3. 3.(1) The technical documentation referred to in paragraph 2(2)(c) must—...

        4. 4.(1) The notified body must examine the technical documentation and...

        5. 5.The notified body must draw up an evaluation report that...

        6. 6.(1) Where the type meets the requirements of these Regulations,...

        7. 7.(1) A notified body must keep itself appraised of any...

        8. 8.(1) Each notified body must inform the Secretary of State...

        9. 9.A manufacturer must keep a copy of the EU-type examination...

      2. PART 2 Conformity to type based on internal production control plus supervised vessel testing (Module C1)

        1. 10.Conformity to type based on internal production control plus supervised...

        2. 11.Manufacturing

        3. 12.Vessel checks

        4. 13.CE marking and EU declaration of conformity

      3. PART 3 Conformity to type based on internal production control plus supervised vessel checks at random intervals (Module C2)

        1. 14.Conformity to type based on internal production control plus supervised...

        2. 15.Manufacturing

        3. 16.Vessel checks

        4. 17.CE marking and EU declaration of conformity

      4. PART 4 Conformity to type based on internal production control (Module C)

        1. 18.Conformity to type based on internal production control is a...

        2. 19.Manufacturing

        3. 20.CE marking and EU declaration of conformity

      5. PART 5 Interpretation

        1. 21.In this Schedule— (a) “design pressure” means the gauge pressure...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      EU Declaration of Conformity

      1. 1.EU declaration of conformity (No xxxx)

      2. 2.Name and address of the manufacturer and, where applicable, his...

      3. 3.This declaration of conformity is issued under the sole responsibility...

      4. 4.Object of the declaration (identification of the vessel allowing traceability;...

      5. 5.The object of the declaration described above is in conformity...

      6. 6.References to the relevant harmonised standards used or references to...

      7. 7.The notified body  (name, number) performed  (description of intervention) and issued the...

      8. 8.Additional information: Signed for and on behalf of: (place and...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Notified bodies

      1. PART 1 Notified Body Requirements

        1. 1.A conformity assessment body must be established in the United...

        2. 2.A conformity assessment body must be a third party body...

        3. 3.(1) A conformity assessment body, its top level management and...

        4. 4.A conformity assessment body, its top level management and the...

        5. 5.A conformity assessment body must ensure that the activities of...

        6. 6.A conformity assessment body and its personnel must carry out...

        7. 7.A conformity assessment body must be capable of carrying out...

        8. 8.A conformity assessment body must have at its disposal:

        9. 9.A conformity assessment body must have the means necessary to...

        10. 10.The personnel responsible for carrying out conformity assessment must have—...

        11. 11.A conformity assessment body must be able to demonstrate the...

        12. 12.The remuneration of the top level management and the personnel...

        13. 13.A conformity assessment body must have, and must satisfy the...

        14. 14.A conformity assessment body must ensure that its personnel observe...

        15. 15.Paragraph 14 does not prevent the personnel from providing the...

        16. 16.A conformity assessment body must participate in, or ensure that...

      2. PART 2 Operational obligations of notified bodies

        1. 17.A notified body must carry out conformity assessments in accordance...

        2. 18.A notified body must carry out conformity assessments in a...

        3. 19.A notified body must perform its activities taking due account...

        4. 20.A notified body must respect the degree of rigour and...

        5. 21.Where a notified body finds that essential safety requirements or...

        6. 22.Where, in the course of the monitoring of conformity following...

        7. 23.Where the notified body has required a manufacturer to take...

        8. 24.Paragraph 25 applies where a notified body is minded to—...

        9. 25.Where this paragraph applies, the notified body must—

        10. 26.A notified body must inform the Secretary of State of—...

        11. 27.A notified body must make provision in its contracts with...

        12. 28.A notified body must provide other bodies notified under these...

        13. 29.A notified body must participate in the work of any...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Enforcement powers of weights and measures authorities, district councils and the Secretary of State under the 1987 Act

      1. 1.Enforcement powers under the 1987 Act

      2. 2.Modifications to the 1987 Act

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Enforcement powers of the Health and Safety Executive and the Office for Nuclear Regulation under the 1974 Act

      1. 1.Enforcement powers under the 1974 Act

      2. 2.Modifications to the 1974 Act

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Enforcement powers of the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland under the 1978 Order

      1. 1.Enforcement powers under the 1978 Order

      2. 2.Modifications to the 1978 Order

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Compliance, withdrawal and enforcement notices

      1. 1.Compliance notice

      2. 2.Withdrawal notice

      3. 3.Recall notice

      4. 4.Interpretation

  9. Explanatory Note

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