The Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996 – HSE operational guidance


This HSE guidance provides enforcement advice to inspectors on interpretation of the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996 (PSR). It should be read in conjunction with the guidance booklet L82.


The Regulations are primarily concerned with pipeline integrity, are goal setting in approach and encourage operators to use risk-based techniques.


PSR require that pipelines are designed, constructed and operated safely and provide a means of securing pipeline integrity.


This guidance replaces SPC/ENF/156 which is now withdrawn.


HSE May 2022



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