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The Czech Office of work safety
of 26 March. June 1978
on inspections, revisions and tests of gas devices
The Czech Office of work safety establishes, pursuant to § 5 para. 1 (b). (d)) of the Act
No. 174/1968 Coll., on State specialized supervision of work safety, in
the agreement with the Czech Trade Union Council and other central authorities:
PART THE FIRST
The scope of the
(1) this Ordinance applies to organizations that produce, assemble,
operate, repair, maintain gas equipment (the "equipment")
or carry out their revision.
(2) for the device, for the purposes of this order shall be considered as equipment
subject to safeguards to vocational work
by the Czech Office of work safety and safety Inspectorates
work and it equipment for
and production and gas adjustment),
b) storage and transport of gas,
c) lling including pressure stations
(d) gas liquefaction and evaporation),
e) increase and decrease of pressure rise of gases,
f) gas distribution,
(g) gas consumption) by combustion.
(3) for the equipment referred to in paragraph 2 shall not include devices that are
in the personal use of users of apartments and rooms in the nesloužících housing.
(4) For gases for the purposes of this Ordinance shall be deemed substances of which the
the critical temperature is lower than 50 degrees C, or substances which is in
a temperature of 50 degrees C, the absolute pressure (tense) a pair higher than 0.3 MPa (3
KP/cm2) ^ 1)
(1) by performing the revision (section 4) or tests (section 9) the device shall assign
Organization of the worker that has to this activity, certificates of professional
competence (hereinafter referred to as "the review techniques"). This certificate ^ 2) issues
work safety inspectorate ^ 3) (hereinafter referred to as the "Inspectorate") to the competent
According to the place of work pověřovaného worker.
(2) the organization can ensure the implementation of revisions or device testing
through another organization that has this permission ^ 4)
issued by the Inspectorate.
Checks, inspections and tests of the device
Check the equipment
(1) the control device is the assessment of whether the status of the operated equipment
meets the requirements of safety at work and of technical equipment and
requirements of fire protection.
(2) the control device shall entrust the Organization of the worker who demonstrably
controls the safety regulations for the handling of controlled devices
safety regulations related, fire regulations and alarm of the directive and
trained in the operation of the appliance.
(3) on the control device, the competent worker to a production record
the journal, which contains:
and) name and surname of the worker who carried out the inspection,
(b) the date of the inspection,)
(c) the range of control)
(d)) damage and proposals for their elimination,
e) signature of the worker who performed the inspection.
(4) inspection of equipment shall take place once a year; in the case that
the technical condition of equipment or operational experience of the demand for more frequent
checks, the head of the organisation of their implementation in the short
(1) Revision of the device are the default (section 6) and operational (section 8); It is understood by them
the overall assessment of the device, at which the examination, trial,
where appropriate, the measurement detects the operating safety and reliability
the device or its parts and shall be assessed and technical documentation and support
competence of the operator.
(2) if it is part of the device and the electrical device, pressure,
lifting or other, examines when the revision of the entire device, whether these
device revision was made according to the specific legislation. ^ 5) in the message
on the revision of the device that will make the record.
(3) For the implementation of the revisions is an organization that operates the device,
required to draw up a timetable for revision for at least three years and
modify them according to the operational experience and the technical condition of the equipment.
(4) this Ordinance shall not apply to products set for the assessment of conformity
by a special Act ^ 5a) and Government Regulation ^ 5b) before placing them
on the market.
(5) in justified cases, the Inspectorate may lay down the implementation
The preparation of the revision of the device
Before the revision of the device the device on the revision of the Organization prepares and
further, in particular:
and reliable) as needed to disconnect the device from the mains
energy and prevent the possibility of injuries and failure cause determination,
(b) as necessary, degassed) device, or the device will lead to gases
the State of the inert atmosphere (inertization) ^ 6) where appropriate, the establishment shall ensure
with a breathable and non-toxic atmosphere,
(c)) shall make the necessary measurements in places where it could be compromised
the health or life of persons or to property, and depending on the result
the measurement shall be established and shall take the necessary measures,
d) according to local conditions, to the extent required fire
measures according to the General regulations, ^ 7)
(e) ensure that the required number of qualified) workers and equip is
the necessary tools, equipment and personal protective
f) ensure necessary respiratory and resuscitation techniques, and
If required by the technological process, as well as protiplynovou or rescue
The default revision
(1) on each device shall ensure that the supplier organization prior to launch
facilities to service the default review, and a copy of the report on the revision of that
It is part of the delivery device.
(2) this device must not be put into service, if they are not deleted
defects to prevent the safe and reliable operation, that are listed in the
the report on the review.
(3) when the default revision shall examine in particular:
and) completeness and accuracy of technical documentation,
(b) whether the equipment) made the prescribed tests, and the accuracy and
the completeness of the documents on the tests,
(c)) that the device conforms to the provisions and requirements of the occupational safety and
technical equipment and fire protection
(d)) that the device is equipped with the prescribed measuring, control and
(e)) the quality of installation work (results of non-destructive testing of welds
(f)) that have been carried out by mounting the prescribed professional
(g) the quality of the leadership of the Assembly) documentation (evidence of the quality of the material,
fittings, welds, etc.),
h) whether revision was carried out on electrical devices, pressure,
lifting or other, if they are included in the revised equipment
I) other circumstances of importance for the security and reliability
the operation of fire protection and the required technological procedure.
(1) on the devices, which are in operation, the Organization required to
to ensure the implementation of the operational revisions.
(2) operational review shall be carried out, in particular, after the trial
After overhaul, measures that have an impact on
safe and reliable operation, after the forced shutdown of the device from the
After deactivating the device out of operation for more than 6 months and in
the cases provided for by specific provisions ^ 8) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions
(3) when operating the device, according to the nature of the review shall examine in particular:
and the State of the device changes from) last revision, whether the device has been switched
out of service for longer than 6 months, and that showed in service glitches and other
b) documentation of examinations and tests of the device,
c) completeness and accuracy of operational technical documentation,
(d) security features, control), measuring and control devices,
including evaluation of simulated fault conditions,
e) function, ventilation, extraction systems, extraction and total function
(f) the tightness of the device)
g) equipment of the workplace fire protection equipment, personal protective
working resources, respiratory and resuscitation equipment,
h) status of the workplace, workplace safety signs and equipment
the tables, the occurrence of effects that make it difficult to operate and cause excessive
I) meets the prescribed requirements of the professional competence of the operator,
(j)) completeness and accuracy of the operational instructions and instructions manual,
to) other circumstances of importance for the security and reliability
the operation of fire protection and the required technological procedure.
Report on the revision of the
About the outcome of the review will draw up audit techniques, which carried out the review
report on the review, which includes:
and the name and address of organization) with an accurate indication of operation in which the
the revision is made,
(b) the date of the revision,) name and surname of the revision technique and
the registration number of the certificate,
(c)) kind of revision (operation, the default),
(d)), the type and designation of the technical values of the revised equipment
e) data on the completion of the measurement and test equipment, including production
or the number of the used measuring instruments,
f) damage and deficiencies, their seriousness in terms of
safety and reliability of the operation of the equipment,
(g)) and the deadlines for draft measures to eliminate defects and shortcomings,
h) data on whether and how the deficiencies found were deleted during the previous
revision, or when checking device
even) the overall assessment of the revised equipment in terms of safety,
operational capabilities and fire protection
j) signature and stamp of the revision technique
k) in the event that the review conducted by the beneficiary organisation, its name and
the number of the permission.
The test device
(1) the test device is its examination after completing the installation or
reconstruction from the perspective of whether it conforms to regulations and requirements
safety at work and of technical equipment, fire protection and
projected technological values. The test device shall ensure
an organization that carries out installation and reconstruction of equipment.
(2) before starting the test device shall draw up audit trail techniques authorised by the
its based on the project's documentation
technological test procedure, which includes, in particular:
and the test range and detailed) description of operations carried out during the test,
(b)) the measures necessary for the safe performance of the test,
(c)) the conditions under which the test is to be recognized as successful.
(3) If a test was not successful, your device must be repeated after
defects are not corrected.
Preparation for the test device
Before the start of the test device performs the organization measures under paragraph 5 and
further ensure that:
and the establishment and clear) security zone in accordance with the requirements of the
project equipment in cases that are crossed during the tests
operational values or artificially created emergency conditions, where applicable, are
equipment overloaded, in the short term
(b)) in the cases referred to in point (a)) others in the course of
tests in the security zone of the adversary,
(c)) in order to staff carrying out tests in the course of the
tests in a secure place provided for technological procedure,
d) measuring and control device during the test
used, was placed in a safe place,
e) to connection pipes and pressure vessels required to perform
the tests were tested in advance to the specified test pressure,
(f)) in order to ensure the accuracy of the main measuring instruments according to the
the specific legislation. ^ 9)
The competence of the
(1) the Organization shall be bound to the worker wants to delegate implementation
revision of the test device, or log on to an examination of the professional
competence of the Inspectorate.
(2) a worker who is logged on to the credentials of professional competence must be
the disabled eligible ^ 10) and shall:
and higher education) have a technical direction and at least one year
professional experience or
(b)) to have full secondary vocational education, technical direction, and at least three
years of professional experience, or
(c)) to be trained in the appropriate field and have at least 10 years of experience; in this
If, however, a worker may be commissioned only tests the device.
(3) a request for the examination of professional competence must include:
and the worker's) name and surname,
(b) education and) details of the length of professional experience of a worker,
(c)) indicate the nature and scope of required certificates and marking of the equipment,
the revision or the worker will perform tests,
(d)) kind of work and place of work of the worker,
(e) the name and address of organization), stamp and signature of the head of
(4) the date and place of examination of professional competence shall notify the Inspectorate of
organisation of at least 30 days in advance.
(5) in examining the proficiency test the Inspectorate
a worker from a knowledge of regulations to ensure safety at work and
technical equipment and with theoretical knowledge in the field of gas
the device taking into account the nature and scope of the requested certificate.
(6) If an organization asks for extension of the scope of the certificate, shall examine
Inspectorate of the competence of the worker's examination referred to in paragraph
5 and he shall issue a new certificate. The request for extension of the scope of the certificate
must be connected and current certificate of the worker.
(1) on the basis of a successful examination under section 11 (1) 5 issues
Inspectorate of the operator within 30 days after the examination of the certificate in which
indicate the nature and extent of acquired professional competence.
(2) the type of certificates shall be fixed according to the type of equipment referred to in paragraph 1 of the
(3) Review the technician who performs the review or test the device in
contrary to this decree or with regulations to ensure the safety at work
and technical equipment, can remove the certificate, where applicable, the Inspectorate
to limit its scope.
section 13 of the
Obligations of the revision technique
(1) Audit technician responsible for the revisions must in particular:
and make revisions to the device), the scope of its certification,
(b) develop a technological procedure revision),
(c) to prepare a revision of the result) report on the review,
d) in the event that the device immediately endangers life and health
personnel or assets, to propose immediately shut down the equipment from
(e)) on the basis of the outcome of the revision to propose measures to eliminate
discovered of faults and shortcomings
f) cooperate in the training of personnel, who operate the equipment, and
to attend the examination.
(2) Revision of techniques responsible for test equipment is required to
in particular: a) perform tests equipment in the scope of its certification,
(b) develop a technological test procedure) (section 9 (2)),
(c)) within the Organization's credentials to steer the preparatory work for the test
device and check if they are in the test, complied with the applicable rules,
technical standards and technological process,
(d)) of the outcome of the tests make the registration,
(e)) based on the examination results to recommend the commissioning.
Transitional and final provisions
For equipment put into service before the effective date of this order is
the organisation required to carry out the first revision of operation within one year from
the effective date of this order.
Exceptions to the provisions of § 11 (1) 2 may allow, at the request of the Organization
The Czech Office of work safety, if there are serious grounds for doing so and
It recommends Inspectorate.
section 16 of the
This Decree shall enter into force on 1 January 2000. January 1979.
Dr. George B v.r.
1) ČSN 07 8404 Metal pressure receptacles for the transport of gases. Operating
2) § 4 (b). g) Act No. 174/1968 Coll., on State specialized supervision of
3) Decree No. 18/1969 Coll., on the establishment of inspectorates work safety,
as amended by Decree No. 111/1973 Coll.
4) § 4 (b). (f) Act No. 174/1968) Sb.
5) Eg. ČSN 34 3800 Revision of electrical equipment.
5A) Act 22/1997 Coll., on technical requirements for products and on the
amendments to certain laws, as amended by Act No. 71/2000 Coll.
5B) Government Regulation No. 177/1997 Coll. laying down technical
requirements for gas appliances. Government Regulation No. 182/1999 Coll.
laying down technical requirements for pressure equipment.
6) DIN 38 6420 gas pipelines in industrial plants; CSN 38 6405 Directive
for the processing of regulations for the maintenance and servicing of gas odběrních
equipment in industrial plants.
7) Act 18/1958 Coll., on fire protection; Decree No 106/1959 Ú.l.,
on the Organization of fire protection.
8) Eg. CSN 38 6405 directive for the processing regulations for operation and
odběrních maintenance of gas devices in industrial plants;
CSN 38 6462 divorce and the use of liquefied petroleum gas in industrial plants and
CSN 38 6417 gas regulation station.
9) Decree No. 61/1963 Coll., on ensuring the accuracy of the measuring instruments and measurements,
as amended by Decree No. 102/1967 Coll.
10) Ministry of health Directive No. 49/1967 of the Ministry of health.
assessment of medical fitness to work, as amended by directives
the Ministry of health no. 17/1970 p. MZd CZECHOSLOVAKIA about changes in
assessment of medical fitness to work, and methodological measures no.
19/1970. The Ministry of health of the CSR on the assessment of temporary inability to work.
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