Health and Safety in Employment (Pressure Equipment, Cranes, and Passenger Ropeways) Regulations 1999

Part 1 Duties of controllers

General duties

8 Information to be held by controller

(1)

Every controller must, so far as is reasonably practicable, in relation to equipment, ensure that the following information is obtained from the designer, manufacturer, or supplier:

(a)

information necessary to ensure that every activity involving the equipment can be carried out safely; and

(b)

information establishing compliance with the requirements of these regulations relating to design, design verification, equipment inspection, installation, and manufacture.

(2)

Every controller must, so far as is reasonably practicable, ensure that, if the information described in subclause (1) is not available from the designer, manufacturer, or supplier,—

(a)

information to the same effect is obtained from another source; and

(b)

information obtained under paragraph (a) is confirmed as adequate and appropriate under the controller’s quality management system, if the controller has a quality management system in relation to equipment, or, if the controller does not have such a system, by an inspection body.

(3)

Every controller must take all practicable steps, in relation to equipment, to ensure that the information described in subclause (4) is kept in the place described in subclause (5).

(4)

The information is—

(a)

information necessary to ensure that every activity involving the equipment can be carried out safely; and

(b)

documents establishing compliance with the requirements of these regulations relating to design verification and equipment inspection, including—

(i)

every certificate of design verification; and

(ii)

every current certificate of inspection; and

(iii)

every report associated with those certificates; and

(iv)

any other information that the controller has affecting the safety of the equipment.

(5)

The place must be in the workplace where the equipment is located, and it must be readily accessible by any person in that workplace, including an inspector, who wants to examine the information.

Regulation 8(1): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Regulation 8(2): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Regulation 8(5): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).