What is a Pressure System?
Pressure systems can range from steam-generating coffee machines to large boilers. To be in compliance with the law the employer or self-employed person that use the pressure system has a duty to provide a safe workplace and safe pressure system equipment.
If pressure systems or equipment fails in use it can seriously injure or kill people nearby and cause serious damage to the property.
The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR) 2000 require pressure systems to be inspected in accordance with a written scheme of examination.
The pressure systems safety regulations deal with a plant containing a ‘relevant fluid’, which is defined by the regulations as:
- A gas > 0.5 bar
- Steam at any pressure
- Liquids under certain conditions