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The Pressure Equipment (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2024


The Pressure Equipment (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 (PESAR 2024) are an important update to the existing regulations governing the safety of pressure equipment in the UK. These amendments aim to enhance safety standards, align with international best practices, and address emerging challenges in the industry. In this blog post, we will delve into the key aspects of the PESAR 2024, including an overview, key requirements, impacts on businesses, and the types of businesses affected.

The PESAR 2024 build upon the foundation laid by the Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (PESR 2016), which set out requirements for the design, manufacture, and use of pressure equipment in the UK. The amendments introduce several changes to improve safety standards and streamline regulatory processes.

The key requirements of the PESAR 2024 include:

  • Enhanced Safety Standards: The PESAR 2024 introduce enhanced safety standards for pressure equipment, including stricter requirements for design, construction, and testing.
  • Risk Assessment: The amendments emphasise the importance of conducting comprehensive risk assessments for pressure equipment to identify and mitigate potential hazards.
  • Notification Requirements: Manufacturers and suppliers of pressure equipment are required to notify relevant authorities of any serious incidents or safety issues.
  • Harmonisation with International Standards: The PESAR 2024 align UK regulations with international standards, ensuring compatibility with equipment from other countries.
  • Updated Conformity Assessment Procedures: The amendments introduce updated conformity assessment procedures to streamline the process for manufacturers and improve compliance.

PESAR 2024 came into force on the 22nd of April 2024 and applies to the United Kingdom.

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Do the PESAR 2024 affect my business?

The PESAR 2024 have significant implications for businesses involved in the design, manufacture, import, supply, and use of pressure equipment. Some key impacts include:

  • Compliance Costs: Businesses may incur additional costs to comply with the enhanced safety standards and conformity assessment procedures.
  • Operational Changes: Businesses may need to make operational changes to ensure compliance with the new regulations, such as updating safety protocols and conducting additional testing.
  • Competitive Landscape: The regulations could impact the competitive landscape, with businesses that fail to comply potentially facing penalties or loss of reputation.

By introducing enhanced safety standards and streamlining regulatory processes, the amendments aim to enhance safety standards, protect the environment, and ensure the health and safety of workers and the public. Businesses affected by these regulations must take the necessary steps to comply and ensure the safe design, manufacture, and use of pressure equipment.

Do I need the PESAR 2024 in my ISO Compliance Regulations?

The PESAR 2024 affect a wide range of businesses, including:

  • Manufacturers: Manufacturers of pressure equipment must comply with the enhanced safety standards and conformity assessment procedures.
  • Importers: Importers of pressure equipment from other countries must ensure that the equipment meets UK safety standards.
  • Suppliers: Suppliers of pressure equipment must also comply with the regulations and ensure that the equipment they supply is safe and compliant.

If this includes your business then we strongly recommend including the PESAR 2024 in your ISO Compliance Register.

Legislation related to the PESAR 2024

Legislation related to the PESAR 2024 include:

  • The Pressure Systems (Safety) Regulations 2000
  • The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009
  • The Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

More information

Visit the Pressure Equipment (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 article on the website.

Create an account in the ISO Compliance Register App and this article to your Register (this is amended by the PESAR 2024).