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Registering and supervision of pressure equipment

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

The owner or possessor of the pressure equipment shall notify pressure equipment for registration during the first periodic inspection. The notification shall include information on the manufacturer, importer, owner, possessor and operation supervisor, technical information on the pressure equipment and the location of the pressure equipment.

The owner or possessor must assign and notify to Tukes the operation supervisor to the pressure tank to be registered. The operation supervisor is the person responsible for the operation of the pressure equipment to be registered. The operation supervisor must have the required qualification for the task and the supervisor must be familiar with the operation of the pressure tank and its control and safety equipment and understand the hazards associated with the pressure tank. In order to perform these tasks, the supervisor must be familiar with the operating and maintenance instructions of the pressure tank and the obligations of the pressure equipment regulations. The inspection body (approved body) checks the qualification and expertise of the operation supervisor and the prerequisites for carrying out the tasks in connection with the periodic inspection of the pressure tank.

If there is a steam or hot water boiler to be registered in a boiler plant, the owner and possessor of the boiler plant must appoint a person who has the required qualification for the task and who has sufficient expertise in the construction, operation and maintenance of the boiler. The owner or possessor shall ensure that the person to be designated meets these requirements.

Do the following

Pressure equipment is registered in two parts:

  1. Submitting a change notification to Tukes. Report the operation supervisor or substitute supervisor information as well as changes in the state of the pressure equipment (storage, scrapping and changes in owner, operation supervisor or substitute supervisor information).

  1. Activities of the inspection body: a possible investment plan, basic information sheet (registration notification), first periodic inspection and periodic inspections are needed.

If the pressure equipment needs to be registered, contact the inspection body and request the first periodic inspection.

The owner or possessor of the boiler plant shall appoint an operation supervisor with the required competence for the task and sufficient expertise in the structure, use and maintenance of the boiler. The power figure of the boiler department determines whether or not a qualification certificate is needed in addition to expertise. The power figure is calculated as the sum of the inputs of the maximum permissible working pressure and power measures for the different steam and hot water boilers used in the boiler plant. The power figure is calculated on the basis of the boiler plant's registered boilers. There are training and work experience requirements for obtaining a qualification certificate.

To whom and on what terms

The operation supervisor of the pressure equipment to be registered shall have the qualification required for the task and shall possess sufficient expertise in the construction, operation and maintenance of the pressure tank.

The responsible persons for the boiler plant are required to have either a qualification certificate or a suitable engineering examination and sufficient experience, depending on the power figure of the boiler plant.

Essential changes in operations must be reported to Tukes.

If a trader is established in another country belonging to the European Economic Area and provides its services temporarily in Finland, the trader is required to fulfil the same obligations as traders established in Finland.

A fee is charged for the service.

The inspection body charges a fee for the first periodic inspection in accordance with its own price list.


Deadline

Prior to the launch of operation, the first periodic inspection, possible inspection of the investment plan and the appointment of an operation supervisor are required.

Processing time

7–80 person-days

Period of validity

The registration is valid as long as the owner of the pressure equipment or the operation supervisor or the substitute supervisor is changed and the responsibility is transferred to another person.

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)
Responsible for the serviceFinnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesSwedish, Finnish
Text edited by: Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)
Updated: 8/27/2020