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