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Library: Legislation: Pressure Equipment Regulations

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The Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 (“the PER”)

(implementing the Pressure Equipment Directive (“the PED” 97/23/EC))

The PER implemented the PED in the UK and entered fully into force on 29 November 1999. The PER were amended in two respects by the Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (SI 2002/1267) with effect from 30 May 2002.

Compulsory CE Marking

Whilst such matters are rarely simple, broadly speaking, the PER introduced compulsory CE marking of new extinguishers. In light of the particular complexities with the PER, the reader is referred to the information below for more complete details.

Further Information

More information on this subject can be found from the UK Government’s Department for Trade & Industry in their section on the PED.

Click here and here for the full text of the PER legislation and subsequent amendment respectively. Both are available from the Government’s Official UK legislation site.

Click here for the full text of the PED directive, available from the EU’s European Commission on Enterprise and Industry.

Alternatively, the FIA produce a factfile available by clicking here (requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader).

Should you wish for any further information under this subject, please feel free to contact us.

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