In order to ensure a coherent application of the Simple Pressure Vessels Directive, the Guidelines are established and agreed in the framework of the Commission's working group.
This working group is chaired by a representative of the Commission services.
These guidelines are elaborated by the Commission services based upon the results from the working group on the application of the directive.
The aim of this guidance is to clarify certain matters and procedures referred to in directive 2009/105/EC on the harmonisation of the laws of Member States.
The guide has an informal status and its loose-leaf format permits the introduction, updating or withdrawal of individual documents when appropriate.
The guidance contained in this document is not mandatory. Although it sets out that information on matters relating to the directive it is for guidance only, aimed at helping you, whether you are a manufacturer, notified body or other interested parties, meet your obligations.
You may, if you wish, take alternative effective steps to meet the requirements of the directive.
The formal document remains the text of directive 2009/105/EC together with any officially published supporting or amending documents.
The guidelines about Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (SPVD) (adopted in June 2000)
New guideline about Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (SPVD) (art16) (final version adopted on 18/03/2004)