534. Obligations of manufacturers with regard to pressure equipment and assemblies.

534.     Obligations of manufacturers with regard to pressure equipment and assemblies.

Before placing relevant pressure equipment or an assembly1 on the market2, a manufacturer3 must ensure that the pressure equipment or assembly has been designed and manufactured in accordance with the essential safety requirements4. Before placing pressure equipment or an assembly which is rated below or equal to the specified limits5 on the market or using it for their own purposes, a manufacturer must ensure that it designed and manufactured in accordance with sound engineering practice in order to ensure safe use and is accompanied by adequate instructions for use6.

Before placing pressure equipment or an assembly on the market or using it for its own purposes, a manufacturer must: (1) classify it7 according to an ascending level of hazard; (2) determine the conformity