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Written scheme of examination

Written Scheme of Examination

One of  the key responsibilities of being an owner of a compressed air system is that you ensure you meet all current health and safety regulations. One of these which is specific to all compressed air systems is the PSSR 2000 (Pressure System Safety Regulation 2000) part of which is known as a Written Scheme of Examination.

Written scheme of examination

A Written Scheme of Examination is effectively a safety check on all the pressure vessels and safety systems in your compressed air system.
  • Pressure vessels - include air receivers and sometimes welded vessels within the air compressor.
  • Safety systems - include pressure gauges, safety valves and in some cases ball valves.
All these items need to be identified, tagged and tested to ensure they are operating correctly.

How do I get a written scheme of examination?

To get a written scheme of examination you need to contact Chiltern Compressors. We will arrange for a qualified test engineer to visit your site and to carry out the necessary checks. If you don't currently have a WSE the first step is to get a survey done of all the pressure vessels and safety systems in your compressed air system. This survey (schedule 8) then forms the basis of your future test programme (schedule 9). Every year your schedule 8 document is then used as a template for your pressure vessel and safety systems tests.

Key product features

  • A Written Scheme of Examination is a check of all pressure vessels and safety systems in your compressed air system
  • A Written Scheme of Examination is a legal requirement
  • A Written Scheme of Examination is normally completed once a year
  • Schedule 8 is a list of all the pressure vessels and safety systems in your compressed air system
  • Schedule 9 is the annual check of all the pressure vessels and safety systems in your system