WorkSafe maintains a series of records of cylinders containing gases under pressure and of parties involved in the inspection and testing of gas cylinders.
Cylinder design standards
New cylinders must be designed and manufactured to a WorkSafe approved design standard:
Do not use withdrawn standards for new cylinder designs.
Cylinders approved for use, filling and testing in New Zealand are either:
- New cylinders manufactured to an approved design or
- New cylinders cleared as a UN Cylinder, or
- Small numbers of cylinders for specialised use given a WorkSafe exemption as a special cylinder.
Cylinder fittings standards and designs
New fittings must be designed and manufactured to an approved cylinder fitting standard. LPG cylinder fittings of a type imported for the first time, must be cleared by a compliance certifier as compliance with the design and marking requirements and given a WorkSafe register number:
Recognised inspection agencies for cylinders
All cylinders imported into New Zealand must be inspected at the time of manufacture by an approved inspection agency listed on this register:
Do not use a withdrawn agency on this list for inspecting new cylinders.
To become recognised as an inspection agency you must complete the attached form.
Cylinder manufacturers' marks
Cylinder test stations
All cylinder test stations must be authorised as test stations by WorkSafe and recorded on the register of test stations.