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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Preliminary

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Pressure equipment and assemblies

    4. 4.Excluded pressure equipment and assemblies

    5. 5.Exception for trade fairs, exhibitions and demonstrations

    6. 6.Pressure equipment and assemblies subject to essential safety requirements

    7. 7.(1) The following assemblies which include at least one item...

    8. 8.Requirement for pressure equipment and assemblies to comply with sound engineering practice

  3. PART 2 Obligations of economic operators

    1. Manufacturers

      1. 9.Design and manufacture in accordance with essential safety requirements

      2. 10.Technical documentation and conformity assessment

      3. 11.EU declaration of conformity and CE marking

      4. 12.Duty to keep technical documentation and EU declaration of conformity

      5. 13.Labelling of pressure equipment and assemblies

      6. 14.Instructions and safety information

      7. 15.Compliance procedures for series production

      8. 16.Monitoring

      9. 17.Duty to take action in respect of pressure equipment or assemblies placed on the market which are considered not to be in conformity

      10. 18.Provision of information and cooperation

      11. 19.Manufacturer's authorised representatives

    2. Importers

      1. 20.Prohibition on placing on the market pressure equipment or assemblies which are not in conformity

      2. 21.Requirements which must be satisfied before an importer places pressure equipment or assemblies on the market

      3. 22.Prohibition on placing on the market pressure equipment or assemblies considered not to be in conformity with the essential safety requirements

      4. 23.Information identifying importer

      5. 24.Instructions and safety information

      6. 25.Storage and transport

      7. 26.Monitoring

      8. 27.Duty to take action in respect of pressure equipment or assemblies placed on the market considered not to be in conformity

      9. 28.Retention of technical documentation and EU declaration of conformity

      10. 29.Provision of information and cooperation

    3. Distributors

      1. 30.Duty to act with due care

      2. 31.Requirements which must be satisfied before a distributor makes pressure equipment or assemblies available on the market)

      3. 32.Storage and transport

      4. 33.Prohibition on making available on the market where pressure equipment or assemblies are not considered to be in conformity with essential safety requirements

      5. 34.Duty to take action in respect of pressure equipment made available on the market which are not in conformity

      6. 35.Provision of information and cooperation

    4. All economic operators

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

      2. 37.Translation of EU declaration of conformity

      3. 38.Identification of economic operators

      4. 39.Prohibition on improper use of CE marking

  4. PART 3 Conformity assessment

    1. 40.Presumption of conformity

    2. 41.Conformity assessment procedures

    3. 42.(1) The manufacturer must follow one of the following conformity...

    4. 43.(1) The notified body or user inspectorate must, when performing...

    5. 44.In the case of one-off production of vessels and pressure...

    6. 45.For the assessment of conformity of assemblies referred to in...

    7. 46.Regulations 41 to 45 do not apply to pressure equipment...

    8. 47.The records and correspondence relating to conformity assessment must be...

    9. 48.EU declaration of conformity

    10. 49.CE marking

    11. 50.European approval for materials

  5. PART 4 Notification of conformity assessment bodies

    1. 51.Notified bodies

    2. 52.Recognised third party organisations

    3. 53.User inspectorates

    4. 54.Presumption of conformity of conformity assessment bodies

    5. 55.Notification

    6. 56.(1) A conformity assessment body qualifies for notification as a...

    7. 57.(1) A conformity assessment body qualifies for notification as a...

    8. 58.(1) A conformity assessment body qualifies for notification as a...

    9. 59.Contents of notification

    10. 60.Monitoring

    11. 61.United Kingdom Accreditation Service

    12. 62.Changes to notifications

    13. 63.(1) Where the Secretary of State determines that a user...

    14. 64.Operational matters in relation to notified bodies, recognised third party organisations and user inspectorates

    15. 65.Subsidiaries and contractors

  6. PART 5 Market surveillance and enforcement

    1. 66.Designation of market surveillance authority

    2. 67.Enforcement

    3. 68.Enforcement powers

    4. 69.Exercise of enforcement powers

    5. 70.Evaluation of pressure equipment or assemblies presenting a risk

    6. 71.Enforcement action in respect of pressure equipment or assemblies which are not in conformity and which present a risk

    7. 72.EU safeguard procedure

    8. 73.Pressure equipment or assemblies which are in conformity, but present a risk

    9. 74.Enforcement action in cases of formal non-compliance

    10. 75.Restrictive measures

    11. 76.Offences

    12. 77.Penalties

    13. 78.Defence of due diligence

    14. 79.Liability of persons other than principal offender

    15. 80.Time limit for prosecution of offences

    16. 81.Service of documents

    17. 82.Recovery of expenses of enforcement

    18. 83.Action by enforcing authority

    19. 84.Appeals against notices

    20. 85.Appropriate court for appeals against notices

    21. 86.Compensation

  7. PART 6 Miscellaneous

    1. 87.Review

    2. 88.Transitional provisions

    3. 89.For the purposes of these Regulations, a certificate issued, or...

    4. 90.Revocations, amendments and savings

    5. 91.Schedule 12 (Consequential amendments and revocations) has effect.

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Excluded Pressure Equipment and Assemblies

      1. 1.These Regulations do not apply to— (a) pipelines comprising piping...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Essential Safety Requirements

      1. PART 1 GENERAL

        1. 1.(1) The obligations arising from the essential safety requirements listed...

        2. 2.(1) Pressure equipment must be designed, manufactured and checked, and...

      2. PART 2 DESIGN

        1. 3.General

        2. 4.Design for adequate strength

        3. 5.Calculation method

        4. 6.Experimental design methods

        5. 7.Provisions to ensure safe handling and operation

        6. 8.Means of examination

        7. 9.Means of draining and venting

        8. 10.Corrosion or other chemical attack

        9. 11.Wear

        10. 12.Assemblies

        11. 13.Provisions for filling and discharge

        12. 14.Protection against exceeding the allowable limits of pressure equipment

        13. 15.Safety accessories

        14. 16.Pressure limiting devices

        15. 17.Temperature monitoring devices

        16. 18.External fire

      3. PART 3 MANUFACTURING

        1. 19.Manufacturing procedures

        2. 20.Preparation of the component parts

        3. 21.Permanent joining

        4. 22.Non-destructive tests

        5. 23.Heat treatment

        6. 24.Traceability

        7. 25.Final assessment

        8. 26.Final inspection

        9. 27.Proof test

        10. 28.Inspection of safety devices

        11. 29.Marking and labelling

        12. 30.Operating instructions

      4. PART 4 MATERIALS

        1. 31.(1) Materials used for the manufacture of pressure equipment must...

      5. PART 5 SPECIFIC PRESSURE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

        1. 32.In addition to the applicable requirements of Parts 1 to...

        2. 33.Fired or otherwise heated pressure equipment with a risk of overheating as referred to in regulation 6

        3. 34.Piping as referred to in regulation 6(c)

      6. PART 6 SPECIFIC QUANTITATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN PRESSURE EQUIPMENT

        1. 35.(1) The following provisions apply as a general rule, but...

        2. 36.Allowable stresses

        3. 37.The permissible general membrane stress for predominantly static loads and...

        4. 38.Joint coefficients

        5. 39.Pressure limiting devices, particularly for pressure vessels

        6. 40.Hydrostatic test pressure

        7. 41.Material characteristics

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Classification of pressure equipment

      1. 1.Pressure equipment referred to in regulation 6 must be classified...

      2. 2.(1) In order to determine the appropriate category for classification...

      3. 3.For the purposes of the classification referred to in paragraph...

      4. 4.In this Schedule, “the CLP Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Notified body requirements

      1. 1.A notified body or recognised third party organisation must meet...

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

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

      4. 4.(1) A conformity assessment body, its top level management and...

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

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

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

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

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

      10. 10.A conformity assessment body must have at its disposal—

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

      12. 12.The personnel responsible for carrying out conformity assessment activities must...

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

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

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

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

      17. 17.Paragraph 16 does not prevent the personnel from providing information...

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

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      User inspectorate requirements

      1. 1.A user inspectorate must be established in the United Kingdom...

      2. 2.A user inspectorate must be organisationally identifiable and have reporting...

      3. 3.(1) A user inspectorate, its top level management and the...

      4. 4.A user inspectorate, its top level management and the personnel...

      5. 5.A user inspectorate, its top level management and the personnel...

      6. 6.A user inspectorate and its personnel must carry out the...

      7. 7.A user inspectorate must be capable of carrying out all...

      8. 8.A user inspectorate must have at its disposal at all...

      9. 9.A user inspectorate must have the means necessary to perform...

      10. 10.The personnel responsible for carrying out conformity assessment tasks must...

      11. 11.A user inspectorate must be able to demonstrate the impartiality...

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

      13. 13.Unless liability is assumed by the group of which it...

      14. 14.A user inspectorate must ensure that its personnel observe professional...

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

      16. 16.A user inspectorate must participate in, or ensure that its...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Operational obligations of notified bodies, recognised third party organisations and user inspectorates

      1. 1.A notified body, recognised third party organisation or user inspectorate...

      2. 2.A notified body, recognised third party organisation or user inspectorate...

      3. 3.A notified body, recognised third party organisation or user inspectorate...

      4. 4.A notified body, recognised third party organisation or user inspectorate...

      5. 5.Where a notified body, recognised third party organisation or user...

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

      7. 7.Where the notified body, recognised third party organisation or user...

      8. 8.Paragraph 9 applies where a notified body, recognised third party...

      9. 9.Where this paragraph applies, the notified body, recognised third party...

      10. 10.A notified body, recognised third party organisation or user inspectorate...

      11. 11.A notified body, recognised third party organisation or user inspectorate...

      12. 12.A notified body, recognised third party organisation or user inspectorate...

      13. 13.A notified body, recognised third party organisation or user inspectorate...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      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

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      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

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      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

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Compliance, withdrawal and recall notices

      1. 1.Compliance notice

      2. 2.Withdrawal notice

      3. 3.Recall notice

      4. 4.Interpretation

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      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 pressure equipment or assembly...

      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.Where appropriate, the name, address and number of the notified...

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

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Consequential amendments and revocations

      1. 1.Amendment of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

      2. 2.Amendment of the Provision and Use of Equipment at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

      3. 3.Amendment of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000

      4. 4.Amendment of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

      5. 5.Amendment of the Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 9 Restrictions on Disclosure of Information)(Specification) Order 2004

      6. 6.Amendment of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) Order 2007

      7. 7.Amendment of the Legislative Reform (Health and Safety Executive) Order 2008

      8. 8.Amendment of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008

      9. 9.Amendment of the Co-ordination of Regulatory Enforcement (Regulatory Functions in Scotland and Northern Ireland) Order 2009

      10. 10.Amendment of the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015

      11. 11.Amendment of the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

      12. 12.Amendment of the Consumer Rights Act 2015

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