PSSR 2000

Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000

The aim of the Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 (PDF Download) is to prevent serious injury from the hazard of stored energy as a result of the failure of a pressure system or one of its component parts.

The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) cover the safe design and use of pressure systems. The regulations lay down a system of control for the design, manufacture, installation, examination, maintenance and the keeping of records for pressure systems. These regulations acknowledge the whole system.

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Duty Holders should follow the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidance in the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP).

The PSSR ACOP L122 and guidance is aimed at duty holders under PSSR who are involved with pressure systems used at work. It is for users, owners, competent persons, designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of pressure systems used at work.

CoffeeSafe specialise in applying the Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 to the Coffee industry and helping you understand what, why and how you can be compliant with the regulations. One of the ways we can help you with this is by providing a Written Scheme of Examination through one of our approved Service providers. It is a legal requirement for Duty Holders to ensure they have a Written Scheme of Examination in place for all machines in scope of the Regulations.

Coffee Machines and the Regulations

A coffee machines pressure system would include the following pieces of equiptment.

  • Rigid pressure vessel
  • Pipework
  • All protective devices

The system requires a relevant fluid to be present, which in the case of a coffee machine is ‘steam’.

Steam has a special status within the regulations as steam systems are in scope at ‘any pressure’ and ‘any volume’.

Therefore, coffee machines incorporating a steam boiler in any workplace are in scope of the Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000.

Under the Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 a coffee machine is classed as a minor System.