Subject to certain exclusions (see below), the Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 (PER) make it an offence for a 'responsible person' (see below) to place on the market, put into service or otherwise supply pressure equipment and assemblies above 0.5 bar unless they:
Pressure equipment and assemblies within the scope of PER yet below specified pressure x volume thresholds must:
Common requirements apply throughout the European Economic Area (EEA) so that pressure equipment complying with PER may be placed on the market or put into service anywhere in the EEA.
The 'responsible person' is defined in PER as the manufacturer or their authorised representative established within the European Community (EC). Where neither the manufacturer nor their authorised representative is established within the EC, the 'responsible person' is the person who places the pressure equipment on the market or puts it into service.
The Regulations do not apply to equipment and assemblies:
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