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Pressure Vessel Compliance Checklist

This checklist is to be used annually for reviewing compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations Part 4, AS/NZS 4343 and related
National and International Standards.
The purpose of this checklist is to ensure that all required pressure equipment is appropriately inspected, tested, maintained and registered at all times.

Operational Area Date __ / ___ /

(School/ Department/ Research Group/ Completed by


Project/ Area) ___________________________________
Authorised by
(Line-manager/ Lab Management) ___________________________________

Types of pressure vessels within the Location of vessels


area:
(Identify building and room numbers)
If the answer to any of the following questions is ‘no’ please rectify or seek advice from HSEM regarding how to rectify.
Checklist Additional Notes
1 LEGISLATION AND APPLICABLE STANDARDS
Have all pressure vessels used within the department/area been assessed to Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
determine their current hazard rating using the Curtin Pressure Vessel Register?
Have all pressure vessels been added to the Pressure Vessel Register maintained by Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
HSEM?
Have all pressure vessels & pressure systems that require design registration been Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
registered with Worksafe WA?
Have all pressure vessels and pressure systems that require plant registration been Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
registered with Worksafe WA?
Have all alterations to the design of individual pressure vessels been re-registered Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
with Worksafe WA?
The Worksafe WA Commissioner has been notified of all pressure vessels that have Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
been permanently removed from service?
Are current information files available for each pressure vessel within your area that is Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
listed on the Curtin Pressure Vessel Register? These files should contain:
 Manufacturer’s operational manual/instructions
 Registration certificates
 Inspection & testing schedule & reports
 Maintenance & alteration reports
 Copies of relevant communications re the vessel
 Training records

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2 INSPECTION, TESTING & MAINTENANCE
Is an inspection, testing and maintenance plan in place for all pressure vessels within Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
the area?
Have all required inspections, testing and maintenance been completed this year on Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
those pressure vessels as scheduled?
Have all corrective actions identified through inspection, testing and maintenance Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
processes been completed? If not please provide further information.
3 FACILITIES and EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Are appropriate procedures in place and available for use to manage any incident Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
involving a pressure vessel?
Are suitable fire and emergency equipment available within each area where pressure Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
vessels are located?
Are suitable first aid kits available in the area to manage any injuries related to use of Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
pressure vessels?
Are suitable spills kits available within each area to handle chemical spills related to Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
pressure vessel incidents?
4 RISK ASSESSMENT and SAFE WORK PROCEDURES
Has a HAZOP or other suitable hazard identification tool been used to assess the use
of the pressure vessel and suitable controls been implemented prior to Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
commissioning the pressure vessel?
Are suitable personal protective equipment available for use where pressure vessels Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
are located?
Is suitable signage in place on entry doors to denote the types of personal protective Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
equipment required to be used with each pressure vessel?
Chemical Risk Assessments have been completed for all chemicals required to be used Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
within each pressure vessel?
All chemicals used within pressure vessels comply with regulation 5.1-5.7 of the Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 in relation to the provision of SDS, duties of
manufactures and importers, registering of unlisted hazardous substances, labelling of
hazardous substances and use of generic names?
Safe Operating procedures are in place for each pressure vessel and available near Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
where the pressure vessel is to be used?
5 AREA and HEALTH MONITORING
Is area monitoring or health surveillance in place if required? Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐

Has all monitoring equipment been inspected & calibrated by suitably qualified Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
providers and maintained as per the manufacturer’s requirements this year?
Has all required health surveillance been undertaken this year and records stored Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
within departmental secure information systems?

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6 TRAINING
Supervision procedures are in place to ensure adequate supervision of students at all Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
times when working with pressure vessels?
Have all operators completed the required orientation & training to safely operate Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
pressure vessels?
Where high risk pressure vessels are used, have all operators completed a certificate Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
of competency or other suitable training?
7 DISPOSAL
Are suitable chemical waste containers available for bi-products of pressure vessel Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
use?
Have all de-registered pressure vessels that have been permanently removed from Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
service been made safe prior to disposal?
Has the Pressure Vessel Register been modified to indicate that all de-registered Yes ☐ No ☐ N/A ☐
pressure vessels have been permanently removed from service?
Manager/Supervisor Acknowledgement:

Name: Signature: Role: Date:

Comments:

Record Keeping: It is the responsibility of the Faculty/Area to store all relevant records regarding the purchase, registration, re-registration, maintenance, use, de-registration and removal
from site of pressure vessels in a pressure vessel information file.

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