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Marine Machinery Regulations

Version of section 15 from 2006-03-22 to 2021-06-22:

  •  (1) No inspection of standardized and mass-produced machinery is required where

    • (a) the manufacturer has established and continuously applied, throughout the construction and testing of the machinery, quality control procedures that meet the requirements of paragraphs (2)(b) and (c); and

    • (b) the manufacturer provides to the Board in respect of the machinery the following documentary information:

      • (i) the model and serial number of the machinery,

      • (ii) confirmation that materials testing was carried out and that the materials meet the requirements of the rules or codes under which the machinery was constructed,

      • (iii) confirmation that the machinery was constructed in accordance with these Regulations,

      • (iv) confirmation that the machinery was tested in accordance with these Regulations on completion of the construction, and

      • (v) the permanent identification marking of the manufacturer and the location of the marking on the machinery.

  • (2) The Board may approve the quality control procedures of a manufacturer where

    • (a) the manufacturer has submitted to the Board full documentation covering the quality control procedures being applied, including periodic auditing arrangements;

    • (b) the quality control procedures and the construction and testing facilities have been inspected

      • (i) by an inspector and the inspector has submitted a report thereon to the Board, or

      • (ii) by an exclusive surveyor to an approved classification society and the surveyor has submitted a report thereon to the approved classification society, the society has accepted the report and issued an acceptance certificate in respect of the inspection and a copy of the certificate has been submitted to the Board; and

    • (c) the Board has determined on the basis of the documentation submitted that the manufacturer’s facilities and quality control procedures are, in accordance with the state of the art, suitable for the construction and testing of the machinery.

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