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Insight: Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) If pressure equipment fails in use, it can injure or kill people nearby and cause serious damage to property. Every year hundreds of cases are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – some resulting in fatal injury, some causing damage to property but nearly all result […]

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In our previous blog, we evaluated the importance of condensate management in a compressed air system. Another important subject controlled by legal requirements is the provision of breathable air being used by a person in the execution of a work-related task.     Legal Requirements COSHH regulations state that “As an employer, there is a […]

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Condensate is a chemically aggressive fluid which consists of mostly water but also some oil and dirt. It is an unavoidable by-product of air compression, and legislation regarding disposal needs observing carefully to avoid the substantial fines associated with non-compliance. The Water Resources Act (1991) states that it is an offence to knowingly pollute controlled […]

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A Health Technical Memorandum, known as HTM 2022, sets high standards for the quality of clinical air in Health Authority premises. Private practices are not required to conform, but it is assumed that proficient Dentists would take on board and implement recommendations as set out in HTM 2022 so that best practice is promoted. When […]

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The EU F-Gas Regulation no. 842/2006 imposes obligations onto ‘equipment operators’ to minimise emissions of F-Gases (including HFCs – the most common type of refrigerant) which affect global warming if released into the air. The legal responsibility for adherence to the regulations is on the equipment operators as they have power over the technical functioning […]

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