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Road safety: transportable pressure equipment
The purpose of this Directive is to harmonise the conditions for transporting pressure equipment by road and by rail throughout the Community. Harmonisation enhances the safety of transportable pressure equipment approved for the transport of dangerous goods and also ensures the free movement of such equipment within the Community
This Directive aims to enhance the safety of transportable pressure equipment* in the context of the transport of dangerous goods by road and by rail. This promotes the free movement of such equipment within the European Community (EC).
Directives 94/55/EC and 96/49/EC deal with the and the transport of gods by road and the transport of goods by rail. These directives provide for conformity assessment procedures which are applicable to certain transportable pressure equipment.
- the placing on the market of new transportable pressure equipment as from 1 July 2001;
- the repeated use and periodic inspection of new transportable pressure equipment as from 1 July 2001;
- the repeated use, periodic inspection and reassessment* of conformity of transportable pressure equipment which meets the technical requirements laid down in Directives 94/55/EC and 96/49/EC;
- gas cylinders bearing the conformity marking laid down in Directives 84/525/EEC, 84/526/EEC and 84/527/EEC.
Member States may not prohibit, restrict or impede the placing on the market or putting into service of transportable pressure equipment that complies with this Directive.
Exemptions and derogations
The Directive does not apply to:
- aerosol dispensers and gas cylinders for breathing appliances;
- equipment placed on the market before 1 July 2001 which does not comply with the requirements of Directives 94/55/EC and 96/49/EC;
- equipment used exclusively for the transport of dangerous goods between Community territory and third-country territory.
Conformity assessment and re-assessment
Conformity with the provisions of this Directive for the placing on the Community market of new equipment is assessed by a notified body*.
Conformity with the relevant provisions of this Directive for the placing on the national market of new equipment can be assessed by an approved body*.
Transportable pressure equipment that complies with the provisions of this Directive should bear a mark.
Member States may restrict or prohibit the placing on the market, transport or use of transportable pressure equipment if this equipment is liable to endanger the health or safety of persons, domestic animals or property.
Key terms used in the act
|Act||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Directive 1999/36/EC||1.06.1999||1.12.2000||OJ L 138 of 1.6.1999|
|Amending act(s)||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Directive 2001/2/EC||17.1.2001||1.7.2001||OJ L 5 of 10.1.2001|
|Directive 2002/50/EC||26.6.2002||1.1.2003||OJ L 149 of 7.6.2002|