What Does PSSR Mean?

PSSR is an abbreviation of Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (2000). The PSSR regulations came into force on 21 February 2000.

If you’ve been wondering what exactly PSSR is and how these regulations affect your business, read on for more information.

What Are the PSSR Regulations?

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), it is an employer’s legal responsibility to provide a safe working environment. The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR 2000) fall under this requirement, so it’s crucial that, as an owner or user, you abide by the most recent legislation.

PSSR regulations require pressure systems to be inspected in accordance with a Written Scheme of Examination (WSE) that must be in place before any qualifying pressure equipment can be used. The aim of these regulations 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.

Industrial pressure machine on a metal gridded walkway.
Pressure gauge.

What Is a PSSR Inspection?

ISI’s PSSR inspections can provide you with full compliance by means of thorough examination, together with Written Scheme of Examination (WSE) documentation.

Our inspections apply to owners and users of pressure systems containing a relevant fluid including steam, gases under pressure, and any fluid kept artificially under pressure and which becomes a gas when released into the atmosphere.

Visit our PSSR Regulations pdf for more information or to download a copy, or call our helpful PSSR inspection specialist team on 01675 481779.

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