FACTORIES AND MACHINERY (STEAM BOILER AND
UNFIRED PRESSURE VESSEL)
Regulation 77. Maintenance.
(1) In respect of any steam boiler and unfired pressure vessel it shall be the responsibility of the
owner, occupier, engineer or dredgemaster in charge thereof to ensure that-
(i) every safety valve, water gauge, pressure gauge and every other safety device fitted
thereto is maintained; and
(ii) the fusible metal of every fusible plug is renewed at intervals not greater than two
(2) Any owner, occupier, engineer or dredgemaster in charge of a steam boiler or unfired
pressure vessel who works or causes or permits the same to be worked at a pressure greater
than the authorised safe working pressure, or when it is not maintained in a safe working
condition or when the fittings thereof are not in proper working order shall be guilty of an offence
against these regulations.
(3) Any driver in charge of a steam boiler or unfired pressure vessel which is working above the
authorised safe working pressure shall be deemed to be guilty of an offence against these
(4) Any pressure gauge fitted to a steam boiler or unfired pressure vessel which, in the opinion of
an Inspector, is not fit for further use, shall be so marked and disposed of accordingly.
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