Is your Coffee MAchine PSSR Compliant?
COFFEE MACHINE PSSR TESTS FOR ALL MAKES AND MODELS OF COFFEE MACHINE
Whether you have an Espresso machine or a Bean to Cup machine, if it has a pressure vessel and you are a commercial company you need a yearly PSSR certificate to stay legal. We can help.
Espresso machines have a working boiler temperature in excess of 100 degrees with leans that they are covered under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000. If you fail to adhere to these regulations your insurance for any incidents involving your coffee machine will be invalidated and you may be liable for substantial costs. If you have a coffee machine that is over 14 months old it will have to go through a yearly PSSR inspection.
The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) covers the safe design and use of high-pressure systems and aims to reduce the likelihood of someone suffering a serious injury as the result of a pressure system failure.
The law covers any coffee machine with a pressure vessel (boiler) that generates steam or puts out gases or liquids that become gasses, under pressure. This includes espresso machines and many Bean to Cup machines that are used in a commercial setting.
Cafewise carry out a PSSR Inspections on all commercial coffee machines. The PSSR Test includes:
- Full strip down of machine and rebuild
- Thorough inspection of your pressurised vessel and valves to insure it’s in full working condition
- Full pressure test at maximum boiler pressure (usually between 1.1Bar and 1.9Bar)
- Supply of PSSR Test Certificate to indicate that the machine has passed its examination
Should your machine fail its inspection test we will issue a report indicating what has failed and what you need to do to ensure it is brought up to the acceptable standard of safety. We can, if you choose, make the repairs ourselves though you are free to choose the repairer of your choice.
If you need a PSSR test carried out on your coffee machine please call us anytime on 01698 355564 and we’ll schedule an appointment.
We can pressure test all types of Espresso and Bean to Cup machines from all major brands
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PSSR REGULATIONS OUTLINE
The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR)
If you own or use a coffee machine that falls in scope of the Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 you have a legal duty to ensure the coffee machine is compliant. The regulations state that the primary duty holders for compliance are the users and owners of the pressure system (coffee machine).
User – The term User refers to the employer or self-employed person who has control of the operation of the coffee machine.
Owner – This is normally the person who owns the coffee machine, this could be the user, leaser, person or organisation who hires the coffee machine.
Primary duty holders (Users and/or Owners) of coffee machines have a legal duty to ensure the machines are operated safely, serviced and maintained and examined at set frequencies in accordance with a Written Scheme of Examination which begins prior to first use. Records of all activities must be kept.
The aim of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 is to prevent serious injury from the hazard of stored energy (pressure) as a result of the failure of a pressure system or one of its component parts.
A Written Scheme of Examination is a statutory requirement for any pressure system within the scope of the Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000.
The aim of a Written Scheme of Examination is to ensure thorough examinations are carried out on pressure equipment to assess and evaluate the safe ongoing operation.
A Written Scheme of Examination details components of a pressure system that must be examined for potential defects or signs of weakness that could lead to system failure. This must include the pressure vessel, all protective devices and any attached pipework that could give rise to danger.
The Written Scheme will also set the time frame between examinations and detail specialised safety measures.
The regulations define a Written Scheme of Examination as; –
Regulation 8 – Written Scheme of Examination
(1) The user of an installed system and owner of a mobile system shall not operate the system or allow it to be operated unless he has a written scheme for the periodic examination, by a competent person, of the following parts of the system, that is to say—
(a) all protective devices;
(b) every pressure vessel and every pipeline in which (in either case) a defect may give rise to danger; and
(c) those parts of the pipework in which a defect may give rise to danger, and such parts of the system shall be identified in the scheme.
(2) The said user or owner shall—
(a) ensure that the scheme has been drawn up, or certified as being suitable, by a competent person;
(b) ensure that
(i) the content of the scheme is reviewed at appropriate intervals by a competent person for the purpose of determining whether it is suitable in current conditions of use of the system; and
(ii) the content of the scheme is modified in accordance with any recommendations made by that competent person arising out of that review.