INDG261 Pressure systems a brief guide to safety (PDF Download) – Is a document describing what employers need to do to minimise the risks when working with systems or equipment which contain a liquid, gas or relevant fluid under pressure. This document will also be useful to employees and their safety representatives.
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The main regulations covering pressure equipment is the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000.
Employers have a further duty to consult and safety or employee representatives on Health and Safety matters. Where none are appointed, employers should consult the workforce directly.
If pressure equipment fails in use, it can seriously injure or kill people nearby and cause serious damage to property.
A Brief Guide to Safety will give you a general overview and understanding of how to ensure your equipment is Safe to use, ensure that risk is mitigated as far as reasonably practicable.