Australian Standard 3873-2001 Pressure Equipment - Operation and Maintenance - Western Australia


You must comply with this Standard if you intend to operate and maintain pressure equipment.

This Standard specifies the minimum requirements and gives guidance on the operation and maintenance of:

  • boilers
  • pressure vessels
  • associated control and safety equipment
  • piping
  • auxiliaries (e.g. boiler fuel handling and firing equipment, heaters, fans, pumps, feedwater treatment and the like).

This Standard applies to commissioning, operation, maintenance, alterations, routine inspection, dismantling storage and disposal. It includes specific requirements for safety management systems, including, where appropriate, risk assessment.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

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Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Phone: 08 9358 8002
Fax: 08 9358 8000
Website: Resources Safety (Opens in new window)