Application for the extension of approval of a type of respiratory protective device
相关对于呼吸类防护设备的法规 Government Notice No. R. 407 (Government Gazette No. 34272) of 13 May 2011.
Self-contained closed-circuit breathing apparatus of the compressed oxygen or compressed oxygen-nitrogen type shall be subjected to the physiological data test described in paragraph 7.8 of the latest edition of SANS 50145: ‘Respiratory protective devices - Self-contained closed-circuit breathing apparatus compressed oxygen or compressed oxygen-nitrogen type - Requirements, testing, marking
Chemical oxygen escape apparatus shall be subjected to the laboratory performance test described in paragraph 7.10 of the latest edition of SANS 53794: ‘Respiratory protective devices - Self- contained closed-circuit breathing apparatus for escape - Requirements, testing, marking.’
Minimum requirements for satisfactory arrangements for conformity of production and routine tests for breathing apparatus
D.1 Respiratory protective devices (RPDs) shall be so manufactured as to conform to the type of RPD approved under VC8072:2011 by complying with the requirements prescribed in the latest edition of the appropriate South African National Standard as set out in paragraph 3 of VC8072:2011.
D.2 In order to verify that the conditions stated in paragraph D.1 have been met, appropriate control of the production shall be performed.
D.3 Responsibilities of the holder of the approval, particularly to the conformity of production
The holder of the approval is responsible for the conformity of production procedures and he shall in particular:
D.3.1 Ensure that the body as agreed to by the NRCS in paragraph D.5.3 has access to the testing equipment needed to inspect the conformity of each approved type;
D.3.2 Ensure that the test results are recorded and that the annexed documents remain available for a time period of 3 years after test;
D.3.3 Analyse the results of each type of test in order to verify and ensure the stability of the RPD characteristics, making allowances for the
variations of industrial production;
D.3.4 Ensure that for each type of RPD at least those tests prescribed in Part C of this form are carried out;
D.3.5 Ensure that when any samples or test pieces show non-conformity with the standard test concerned, further samples are taken and tested. All the necessary steps must be taken to restore conformity of the corresponding production and prevention of importation, sale and supply of non-compliant RPDs;
D.3.6 Make available to the visiting inspector/s, the test records, production progress records and any additional information relevant to the assessment of conformity control methods.
D.4 Duties of the NRCS, particularly to the assessment of conformity control methods
D.4.1 The NRCS, which has granted the approval, may at any time verify the conformity control methods applied in each production facility.
D.4.2 When the level of control appears unsatisfactory, or when it seems necessary to check the validity of the tests carried out in application of paragraph D.3, the inspector may select samples that will be sent to a conformity assessment body.
D.4.3 In cases where unsatisfactory results are found during an inspection, the NRCS may withdraw the approval granted in respect of a type of RPD pursuant to VC8072:2011.
D.5 Minimum conditions for the control of conformity of breathing apparatus
D.5.1 In agreement with the NRCS, one of the following bodies will undertake the control of conformity: the holder of an approval, or the
manufacturer, or a conformity assessment body.
The body that has been nominated by the applicant to undertake control of conformity shall be identified in Part B of this form.
D.5.2 The body as agreed to by the NRCS in paragraph D.5.1 shall determine and indicate the sample size and sampling and test frequency for each prescribed test in Part C of this form and to the satisfaction of the NRCS.
A self-contained closed-circuit breathing apparatus or chemical oxygen escape apparatus shall be subjected to those tests prescribed in Part C of this form at least once during a three (3) year cycle.
D.5.3 In agreement with the NRCS, the tests can be carried out by a conformity assessment body, the manufacturer's test laboratory or the holder of an approval.
The body that has been nominated by the applicant to carry out each test shall be identified in Part C of this form.
D.5.4 The holder of an approval shall ensure that the body as agreed to by the NRCS in paragraph D.5.1 carries out continuous conformity control on a statistical basis and/or by random sampling.
D.5.5 The samples shall be taken in accordance with the provisions of Part C of this form.
D.5.6 The test items shall be taken at random and subjected to the prescribed tests in Part C of this form.
D.5.7 Self-contained closed-circuit breathing apparatus
The test results of the prescribed test in Part C of this form shall comply with the applicable requirements of paragraph 6.28 of the latest edition of SANS 50145.
D.5.8 Chemical oxygen escape apparatus
The test results of the prescribed test in Part C of this form shall comply with the applicable requirements of paragraph 6.19 of the latest edition of SANS 53794.