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STATUTORY TESTING

Health and safety law places specific obligations on those providing and controlling certain categories of equipment where safe operation is critically dependant on its condition and where deterioration could result in significant risk to individuals.

Equipment includes:

Lifting Equipment which is equipment for lifting and lowering loads and includes the attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it. Examples of lifting equipment

See UCLs Standard - Statutory Testing of Lifting Equipment for details of UCLs arrangements for ensuring that equipment is thoroughly examined / inspected and tested by a competent person at appropriate intervals.

Pressure systems which are systems where the contents are 0.5 bar (7psi) or more above atmospheric pressure or where steam is present at any pressure. Examples of pressure systems

See UCLs Standard - Statutory Testing of Pressure Systems for details of UCLs arrangements for ensuring that systems are examined by a competent person in accordance with a Written Scheme of Examination (WSE).

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Heads of Department

UCLs statutory testing standards require that Heads of Department appoint one or more Appointed Person (Statutory Testing) to prepare and maintain a local inventory of specific items and types of pressure systems and / or lifting equipment to facilitate testing and examination by UCL’s competent person.

The role holder must be entered in the Departmental Responsible Persons Register on RiskNET.

Appointed Person (Statutory Testing)

The responsibilities of the Appointed Person (Statutory Testing) are published on the Roles and Responsibilities webpage.

Statutory testing and inspections are independent of servicing and maintenance programs and routine checks carried out by users of the equipment.

 

USEFUL LINKS

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000


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