526. Obligations of all economic operators in regard to simple pressure vessels.

In addition to the specific obligations are imposed on manufacturers, importers and distributors of simple pressure vessels1, certain obligations are imposed on all economic operators2.

An importer or distributor ('A') is to be considered a manufacturer for the purposes of the Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 20163, and is subject to the obligations of the manufacturer under Part 2 of those regulations, where A: (1) places a vessel on the market4 under A's own name or trademark; or (2) modifies a vessel already placed on the market in such a way that it may affect whether the vessel is in