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The Measuring Instruments (EEC Requirements) Regulations 1988

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Stages of EEC initial verification

2.—(1) EEC initial verification shall be carried out in one stage on instruments which can be transferred from the factory where their construction was completed to their place of installation in working order and without first having to be dismantled.

(2) EEC initial verification shall be carried out in two or more stages for instruments whose correct functioning depends on the conditions in which they are installed or used.

(3) In a case falling within sub-paragraph (2) above, an inspector shall not cause to be affixed the mark of EEC partial verification at any stage before the instrument has been installed unless he is satisfied–

(a)where EEC pattern approval is required for instruments of the category in question, that an EEC pattern approval is in force with respect to the instrument and that the instrument conforms in respect of design and construction to the approved pattern and to the requirements of the relevant Directive; or

(b)where the instrument belongs to a category exempt from EEC pattern approval, that it conforms in respect of design and construction to the requirements of the relevant Directive.

(4) The application of the preceding provisions of this paragraph in relation to the initial verification of any instrument is subject to any provision made by the relevant Directive with respect to initial verification of instruments of the category to which it belongs; and an inspector carrying out an initial verification shall comply with any requirements of the relevant Directive as to the manner in which initial verification of instruments of a category to which it belongs shall be conducted.

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