The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR)
The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) cover the safe design and use of pressure systems.
The aim of PSSR is to prevent serious injury from the hazard of stored energy (pressure) as a result of the failure of a pressure system or one of its component parts.
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.
The requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW Act) and the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (the Regulations) combined with the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) provide a package aimed to ensure the safety of a pressure system.
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.
The Regulations are concerned with steam at any pressure. User’s / Owner’s should follow the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidance in the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP Safety of Pressure Systems L122).