Dangerous goods regime changed

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UKAS, the UK Accreditation Service, has revised the inspection regime for tanks and cylinders carrying dangerous goods.

Those who inspect the tanks and pressure receptacles carrying goods that fall into the category of ‘dangerous’ now have to be appointed by the Department for Transport on the recommendation of UKAS.

Lal Ilan the UKAS accreditation manager for engineering inspection and development said: “These revisions bring the UK into line with international practice. Organisations or persons that carry out the inspection of tanks and pressure vessels whilst they are in-service may now unwittingly be operating illegally, simply because they are unaware of the changes in the legislation.”

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