Safety in Industry Act, 1980

Steam boilers.

31.Section 40 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (7):

“(7) Every steam boiler and all its fittings and attachments shall be thoroughly examined by a competent person at least once in every fourteen months, and also after any extensive repairs, and in case a steam boiler has been in use for fourteen months or has been extensively repaired, the boiler shall not be further used until it has been examined in accordance with this subsection.”;


(b) the substitution of “within three months of the completion of the first part of the examination” for “as soon as possible thereafter” in subsection (8),

and the said subsection (8), as so amended, is set out in the Table to this section.


Any examination in accordance with the requirements of subsection (7) of this section shall consist, in the first place, of an examination of the boiler when it is cold and the interior and exterior have been prepared in the prescribed manner, and secondly, except in the case of an economiser or superheater, of an examination when it is under normal steam pressure, and the two parts of the examination may be carried out by different persons; the examination under steam pressure shall be made on the first occasion when steam is raised after the examination of the boiler when cold, or within three months of the completion of the first part of the examination, and the person making the examination shall see that the safety valve is so adjusted as to prevent the boiler being worked at a pressure greater than the maximum permissible working pressure.