Pressure systems procedure

Purpose

Hampshire County Council recognises that pressure systems are potentially hazardous. Hampshire County Council will comply with current legislation and with relevant Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance covering pressure systems including all fixed and temporary systems.

Scope

To comply with this policy, managers shall ensure information training and supervision is provided to staff to enable them to operate pressure systems and associated equipment safely, for their specified purpose and within manufacturers operating limits.

To meet the requirements of this policy, staff shall:

  • ensure they have undertaken any relevant training
  • comply with all health and safety instructions regarding pressure systems
  • operate any pressure systems within the operating limits set by the manufacturer and set out in the safe system of work for that pressure system
  • report any concerns about pressure systems with which they work immediately to their manager or the person in charge
  • ensure they use equipment in a safe manner and report any damaged or defective equipment immediately to their manager or the person in charge

To meet the requirements of this policy, the Property Business and Regulatory Department shall:

  • arrange regular examinations of building services pressure systems and ensure there are planned maintenance regimes in place
  • maintain a contract with a competent person, such as Zurich Risk Services, so that written schemes of examination and safe operating limits on all the building services pressure systems are produced and that these are available to the maintenance contractors
  • ensure a central register is maintained for all building services pressure systems which is updated regularly with copies of the latest examination reports
Full procedure

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