Case Study: New Zealand – Hazardous Substances (Compressed Gases) Regulations

New Zealand – Hazardous Substances (Compressed Gases) Regulations

Part 6 – Labelling and marking, Marking of cylinders and fire extinguishers.

Clause 39 Markings for cylinders and fire extinguishers

  1. A refillable cylinder and a fire extinguisher (whether refillable or not) must be marked with the following information:
  2. the register number of the cylinder design to which the cylinder or fire extinguisher was manufactured:
  3. the manufacturer’s serial or batch number for the cylinder or fire extinguisher.
  4. A refillable cylinder must be marked with the following information…
  5. A fire extinguisher must be marked with a fire extinguisher registration number issued by a product certification body.

Clause 23B Fire extinguisher registration number

  1. A low-pressure fire extinguisher must have a fire extinguisher registration number issued under sub-clause (2).
  2. A product certification body may issue a fire extinguisher registration number for a low-pressure fire extinguisher if it is satisfied that the fire extinguisher—
  3. has been manufactured in accordance with this Part; and
  4. meets the quality assurance requirements specified in the fire extinguisher’s design.

Clause 3 Interpretations:

‘product certification body’ means a body accredited to ISO/IEC 17065 by an accreditation body operating to ISO/IEC 17011.

Further information is available on the New Zealand’s legislation website. http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2004/0043/latest/DLM244063.html

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