Pursuant to Regulation 22 of the Health and Safety in Employment (Pressure Equipment, Cranes, and Passenger Ropeways) Regulations 1999 (“PECPR Regulations”), I, Richard Steel, Manager Technical Support Services, WorkSafe New Zealand (“WorkSafe”), in exercise of those powers granted to me by the Chief Executive of WorkSafe, hereby give notice that recognition is granted to the following Methanex New Zealand Limited (“Methanex”) documents:
Methanex Pressure Equipment Management System (Code: MC2I0008, issued 13 March 2014)
RBI Process (Code: MC3I0002, issued 18 September 2012)
This recognition is subject to the following conditions:
- The recognition applies only to pressure equipment which is subject to the PECPR Regulations and scheduled in the document “Methanex Hazard Level A, B & C Pressure Equipment (Aug 2014)” provided to WorkSafe as an attachment to an email of 12 August 2014 from Harvey O’Sullivan Consulting Limited (on behalf of Methanex).
- The recognition is not approval of inspection intervals. Methanex In-House Inspection Body shall determine the actual inspection intervals for equipment.
- Methanex In-House Inspection Body shall determine the frequency and timing of attendance of its equipment inspectors for the purpose of reviewing, approving and auditing the implementation of ITPs and the inspection and certification of equipment.
- Methanex shall advise Methanex In-House Inspection Body of any changes to its equipment or process that may affect equipment life or the frequency or type of inspection applied.
- Methanex shall, in conjunction with Methanex In-House Inspection Body, review actual and proposed changes to its equipment or process in order to establish any potential impact on safety and equipment inspection.
- Methanex shall advise Methanex In-House Inspection Body of any changes to, or affecting, Methanex asset integrity personnel.
- Methanex shall maintain AS/NZS ISO 9001 certification of appropriate scope.
- Management of in-service inspection of pressure equipment shall be carried out in accordance with AS/NZS 3788 Pressure equipment – In-service inspection and the relevant current approved code(s) of practice.
Condition 8 notes:
- At the time of granting this recognition, the relevant approved codes of practice were the Approved Code of Practice for the Design, Safe Operation, Maintenance and Servicing of Boilers, and the Approved Code of Practice for Pressure Equipment (Excluding Boilers).
- At the time of granting this recognition, the approved codes of practice did not reflect the content of AS/NZS 3788:2006 on inspection intervals derived from risk-based inspection and consequently the standard should be followed in this regard, except where contrary advice is given in a current relevant code of practice that was issued after 2013.
This recognition is not a technical review of the recognised documents and WorkSafe does not accept responsibility for any consequences arising from reliance on them.
This recognition shall remain in force until the earliest of the following occurs:
- The PECPR Regulations are repealed;
- the PECPR Regulations are amended, except where a written confirmation is received from WorkSafe that the amendment lacks sufficient substance or relevance to affect the recognition; or
- the recognition is withdrawn by WorkSafe.
All earlier recognitions to Methanex documents that are relevant to risk-based inspection and further extended inspection periods are hereby withdrawn.
Dated at Wellington this 4th day of December 2014.
RICHARD STEEL, Manager Technical Support Services, WorkSafe New Zealand.