537. Obligations of all economic operators with regard to pressure equipment and assemblies.

In addition to the specific obligations which are imposed on manufacturers, importers and distributors1 of pressure equipment and assemblies2, certain obligations are imposed on all economic operators3.

An importer or distributor ('A') is to be considered a manufacturer for the purposes of the Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 20164, and is subject to the obligations of the manufacturer under Part 2 of those regulations, where A: (1) places pressure equipment or an assembly on the market5 under A's own name or trademark; or (2) modifies pressure equipment or an assembly already placed on the market in such a way that it