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Statutory Testing Records

Departments are responsible for ensuring that their own equipment is listed on the statutory testing register, whether this relates to local exhaust ventilation, relevant pressure systems, lifting equipment or lifting accessories, or bulk storage tanks such as liquid nitrogen. In order to help facilitate this, there is an Equipment Register Report Form which departmental representatives can either use the spreadsheet given in the right hand of this page and upload this to the form, or they can simply add an item using the Equipment Register Report Form.

The Estates Department hold the statutory testing records relating to the inspections and testing for lifts, lifting equipment and lifting accessories (as required under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) and for pressure systems and pressure vessels that are subject to a written scheme and test under the the Pressure Equipment Regulations and Simple Pressure Vessel (Safety) Regulations.

All lifting equipment that has been tested, will be tagged to indicate that a formal examination has been carried out by the Insurer's engineers. Noticeboards are starting to be placed in workshop areas. These will indicate the colour for the tags for the current inspection period. If the equipment does not possess the correct coloured tag, then it should be removed from service and quarantined until a formal examination by Zurich has been carried out. The responsibility for checking and removing items from service rests with the Department who owns the equipment.

Statutory testing records for lifting equipment and pressure systems are held on CRIMSON.

In addition, the Estates Department manage contracts with competent contractors who inspect and test local exhaust ventilation (LEV) as required under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations.


Whilst the Estates Department manage contracts with competent contractors to conduct the inspection and testing under the above regulations, not all of the recommendations made will fall to the Estates Department to complete. Any equipment that is Departmental owned will require the Department to take action post the inspection. A cost code will be required by the Estates Department for any remedial work involving non infrastructure repairs.

Use the Equipment Register Report Form to add or remove items from the statutory testing register

For multiple items that need to be added or removed from the statutory testing register, use the multiple upload spreadsheet and attach your completed form to the Equipment Register Report Form (hyperlinked above)

External Link

CRIMSON system

(only available to those who have been provided with a login after receipt of training via Estates)

Zurich Tagging (explained)