More often than not, we find that our customers are legally obliged to comply with the Pressure System Safety Regulations (PSSR).
If you are unsure on your legal obligations, Design Air can help clarify this for you.
If your system has each of the below components:
- A pressure vessel or pipework
- Pressure at 0.5bar above atmospheric
- Compressed Air
Then PSSR will likely apply, and if so, as a user of the system you will have a legal responsibility to ensure compliance with this.
Before using any qualifying pressure equipment, you must be able to demonstrate that your equipment is safe to use and that all users have an awareness of its safe operating limits.
This can be partly achieved by having a Competent Person produce a Written Scheme of Examination (WSE) and having routine examinations of your system performed.
The WSE is simply a document that includes details such as;
- Safety components of the system that require examination
- The nature of examination to be performed
- The maximum length of time between examinations
Misusing compressed air can be dangerous and have serious consequences. As such it is vital to ensure that your compressed air system is safe to use for you and your operators. If you ignore your obligations you could be fined up to £20,000 for not having a written scheme of examination (WSE) in place, or worse someone could be seriously injured.
By arranging a consultation with one of our experts, you will receive the correct and relevant advice on what your next steps should be to help ensure PSSR compliance and that your system is safe to use.
If your system does fall within PSSR scope, and you don't currently have a Written Scheme of Examination, we can produce this for you for you to help you ensure that your equipment is safe to use and to establish safe operating limits.