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EU Pressure Equipment Directive

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 14 November 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Member: €375

    Non-Member: €425


    Delegates attending both the EU Pressure Equipment Directives course and Irish Pressure Systems Regulations can avail of a reduction off the cost of day 2.


    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1


The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) came into force in Europe in 1999.  Since 2002, compliance with the Directive has been mandatory. The PED applies to pressure systems used in industry, with some exceptions (e.g. military and nuclear installations).  The Directive aims to remove technical barriers to the trade and supply of pressure systems within Europe and to ensure that pressure systems are safe.
Pressure systems coming under the scope of the PED include:

  • Refrigeration and air-conditioning systems
  • Compressed Air Systems
  • Steam Plant
  • Gas systems including carbon-dioxide and nitrogen (e.g. for packaging or cooling)

The responsibility for compliance with the PED falls mainly to the manufacturer, supplier or installer of the pressure system.  However, employers have a responsibility to ensure that the procurement of new equipment or the modification of existing equipment complies with the PED.

Course aim

The course will provide delegates with an understanding of the basic requirements of the European Pressure Equipment Directive and the Irish Pressure Equipment Regulations. The course aims to assist those responsible for specifying or purchasing pressure systems to understand what the implications are and also how to check if a system does in fact comply.  It will assist those involved in the supply, installation or modification of pressure systems to understand whether their systems come under the scope of the Directive, and if so how to go about complying.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course the participant will have an understanding of:

  • the legislative position of the Pressure Equipment Directive in Ireland,
  • the scope and application of the PED with regard to new systems and existing systems,
  • how to assess whether a pressure system comes under the scope of the Directive,
  • how to assess the risk category of a pressure system,
  • the role of a Notified Body,
  • the relationship with CE Marking and other related directives.


  • CE Marking Legislation
  • Directives, Regulations and Standards
  • The EU Pressure Equipment Directive 1997
  • The Irish Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999
  • Essential Safety Requirements
  • Notified Bodies
  • Risk Categories
  • Conformity Assessment modules
  • Components, Equipment, Systems and Assemblies
  • Compiling Design and Technical Files
  • Modification of existing pressure systems
  • Responsibility for CE marking and PED compliance in the case of subcontracted works
  • Safe management of in-service pressure systems following initial compliance with the PED

Who should attend

The course is aimed at companies who specify, buy, use, supply or install pressure systems.

  • Companies in the Manufacturing and Process Industries (Food, Pharmaceutical etc.)
  • Local Authorities, Architects
  • M&E Contractors,
  • Building Services Contractors,
  • Refrigeration Contractors,
  • Air-Conditioning Contractors

Delegate profile

  • Engineering or technical personnel involved in the design or modification of pressure systems including
  • steam, compressed air, refrigeration, air-conditioning, CO2 / N2  systems etc.
  • Personnel involved in purchasing or specifying pressure systems
  • Mechanical contractors who undertake or sub-contract works for such pressure systems

Trainer’s profile

The course will be presented by Declan Fitzmaurice, C.Eng MIEI of PED Consultants Ltd.  Declan has 24 years’ experience in industry in Ireland and the UK and has for the past 12 years specialised in process and refrigeration systems as an independent consultant.  Declan has assisted contractors with implementation of PED compliance strategies and Clients with procurement strategies and has worked with a number of notified bodies in the certification of pressure systems.

Make a Booking

14 November 2019


"Engaging course"

"Excellent course and presenter"

Neill O’Connor, Kantor Energy Ltd: "Very good and very relevant!"


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.