Keeping of records, etc.

14.—(1) The user of an installed system and the owner of a mobile system shall keep–

(a)the last report relating to the system made by the competent person pursuant to regulation 9(3);

(b)any such previous reports if they contain information which will materially assist in assessing whether–

(i)the system is safe to operate, or

(ii)any repairs or modifications to the system can be carried out safely;


(i)information provided pursuant to regulation 5 of these Regulations; or

(ii)instructions specified in section 3.4 of Annex I to Directive 97/23/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning pressure equipment(1), which Annex is set out in Schedule 2 to the Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999(2), and provided pursuant to regulation 7(1) and (3) or 8(1) and (3)(b)(i) of those Regulations,

which relate to those parts of the pressure system included in the scheme of examination; and

(d)any agreement made pursuant to regulation 9(7), and, in a case to which regulation 9(8) applies, a copy of the notification referred to in regulation 9(7)(c), until a further examination has been carried out since that agreement or notification under the scheme of examination.

(2) Anything required to be kept by this regulation shall be kept–

(a)in the case of an installed system, at the premises where the system is installed, or at other premises approved for the purposes of this sub-paragraph by the enforcing authority responsible for enforcing these Regulations at the premises where the system is installed;

(b)in the case of a mobile system, at the premises in Great Britain from which the deployment of the system is controlled;

(c)in a case to which regulation 2(2) applies, by means whereby it is capable of being reproduced as required by regulation 2(2)(a) at the premises referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) as appropriate.

(3) Where the user or owner of a pressure system or part thereof changes, the previous user or owner shall as soon as is practicable give to the new user or owner in writing anything (relating to the system or part thereof, as the case may be) kept by him under this regulation.


O.J. No. L181, 9.7.97, p. 1.