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Who is responsible for conformity to the PED?

   

Frequently Asked Questions

Primary responsibility for conformance lies with the manufacturer. The manufacturer is defined, in the Pressure Equipment Directive, as the person who is responsible for designing and manufacturing a product with a view to placing it on the community market on his own behalf.

The manufacturer may design and manufacture the product himself. As an alternative, he may have it designed, manufactured, assembled, packed, processed or labelled with a view to placing it on the community market under his own name and thus presenting himself as the manufacturer.

The manufacturer is responsible for designing and manufacturing the product in accordance with the essential requirements laid down by the directive and for carrying out conformity assessment in accordance with the procedures laid down in the directives. If the manufacturer subcontracts some or all of his activities he does not discharge himself of their responsibilities.

Further information

Further guidance on the responsibility of the manufacturer is given in Guide to the New Approach available through the DTI website.

FAQ: What is the Pressure Equipment Directive?

FAQ: What is a Conformity assessment Procedure?

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