The statutory compliance assessment framework used by Covaris is shown below
Statutory Maintenance Requirements
Legislation issued by the Commonwealth Government or the State Government is consulted to determine the requirements for maintenance of the equipment types.
Compliance with the requirements of Acts is mandatory.
Regulations are statutory rules made in accordance with an Act, which set out more prescriptive rules to establish compliance with the requirements of an Act.
It is most often the regulations, rather than the Acts, which set the specific requirements for the maintenance of equipment.
Regulations issued by the Commonwealth Government or the State Government is consulted to determine the requirements for maintenance of the equipment.
Compliance with the requirements of regulations is mandatory.
Applicable regulations typically require maintenance to occur either by:
- Specific maintenance or testing requirements set out in the regulations;
- Specifying compliance with an appropriate Standard; or
- Having a general requirement that maintenance occurs in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, or the recommendations of a competent person.
Where the regulations set out specific requirements for testing or maintenance, these are directly identified.
In other cases, the applicable regulations specify that compliance with an appropriate Standard is required. In these cases, the maintenance requirements of the Standards are identified.
Referenced Information Documents
Where there is a general requirement in the regulations for equipment to be maintained, but there is no specified maintenance or testing requirements, or a specific requirement for compliance with Standards, manufacturers recommendations are consulted in conjunction with other applicable codes of practice, Australian and New Zealand or International Standards.
Compliance with the requirements or recommendations on these Standards, and the recommendations set out by equipment manufacturers ensures compliance with the general maintenance requirements of the regulations.