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)

and gives guidance in the execution of such work. It also covers actions required from initial receipt of the equipment on-site until final disposal.

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.

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Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

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Resources Safety

Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: 100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia, 6004
Phone: 08 9358 8002
Fax: 08 9358 8000
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