Pressure systems

A brief guide to safety

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If pressure equipment fails in use, it can seriously injure or kill people nearby and cause serious damage to property.

This leaflet describes what employers need to do to minimise the risks when working with systems or equipment which contain a liquid or gas under pressure. It will also be useful to employees and their safety representatives.

This leaflet has been updated to make the advice clearer (though the guidance remains broadly the same), and it complements the leaflet Written schemes of examination: Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 INDG178(rev2).

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Updated: 2021-06-14