AS 3873 Pressure Equipment - Operation and Maintenance - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this standard if you are an employer, main contractor, person in control of a workplace or person in control of access to a workplace and intend to install, commission, operate, maintain and inspect non-gas cylinder pressure equipment at a workplace.

This standard specifies minimum requirements and guidance on the operation and maintenance of boilers, pressure vessels, associated control and safety equipment, piping and auxiliaries, and in the execution of such work. Covers actions required by the owner-user from initial receipt of the equipment on-site until final disposal. Applies to commissioning, operation, maintenance, routine inspection, storage and disposal, together with specific requirements for safety management systems, including where appropriate risk assessment.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Comply All AS 3873-2001 Pressure Equipment - Operation and Maintenance (Opens in new window) Important

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2020 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


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