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Manufacturers of pressure equipment selling into the European Economic Area must make sure they comply with the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED 2014/68/EU).

The PED sets out essential requirements for pressure equipment and assemblies. The requirements vary according to how much pressure, liquid, or gas the equipment is designed to contain. The PED does not tell manufacturers how to meet these requirements, allowing them the flexibility to meet the requirements with various manufacturing standards.

This one-day training course provides you with tools to apply the complex subject matter of European legislation and the application of regulations and standards in a structured way to meet your specific requirements.

This training is delivered face-to-face and we also offer an eLearning option.

Who should attend

This course is designed for those with an interest in manufacturing, procuring, exporting, commissioning or distributing pressure equipment in the EU and associated countries such as Switzerland, Norway and Iceland and the UK. This course is applicable to:

  • People who are relatively new to the PED and need a general introduction to the requirements
  • Experienced professionals who need to refresh their general PED knowledge.

Course overview

  • General introduction to EC Directives
  • General introduction to PED 
  • Classification
  • Conformity assessment
  • The role of the Notified Body/Conformity Assessment Body
  • Technical documentation
  • CE Marking
  • PED guidelines
  • You will have a general and solid understanding on how to apply the PED Guidelines in your organisation.
  • The class will use worked examples and group exercises. Each delegate attending the course will be provided with a hard copy of the presentation, exercises undertaken, examples of guidelines, a copy of the Pressure Equipment Directive and a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

You will learn

  • Understand the purpose and structure of EC Directives
  • Identify the different stakeholders
  • Identify the Scope and key definitions in the Pressure Equipment Directive
  • Understand the concept of Essential Safety Requirements (ESRs)
  • Conduct a simple Product Classification
  • Understand the fundamentals of Conformity Assessment
  • Explain the role of the Notified Body in Conformity Assessment
  • Describe the purpose, contents and format of the required technical documentation
  • State the requirements for CE marking
  • Understand what you need to do to comply
  • Understand how your existing manufacturing or procurement strategies can be adapted

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eLearning options

This course is also available as an eLearning.

Our adaptive learning uses a ‘teach by asking’ approach where it tests your knowledge and your confidence before it teaches you. This helps you learn more efficiently and focus in on what you really need to study to gain competence.

That's why our new cloud-based, online approach adapts to the level of knowledge and experience of the student. As you or your employees go through the training, our adaptive learning engine feeds a number of continuous data points into an adaptive algorithm. This adjusts the learning path for each person, giving them a faster, easier and more focused way to learn.

The course, depending on your knowledge level, takes approximately up to

  • 2,5 hours for engineering personnel and
  • 4-5 hours for non engineering personnel

to complete.

A certificate upon completion is issued.

You will have access to the course for 12 months, giving you the opportunity to access the content and refresh your knowledge at any time during this period.  

Your future development

This course can be followed up by our in depth 2 day PED Practitioner course.

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