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:

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Approved cylinder design standards (XLS 683 KB)
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Withdrawn cylinder design standards (XLS 685 KB)

Do not use withdrawn standards for new cylinder designs.

Approved cylinders

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.
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Record of gas cylinders (XLSX 398 KB)
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Public record of special gas cylinders (XLSX 652 KB)
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UN cylinder record (XLSX 77 KB)

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:

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Approved cylinder fitting standards (XLSX 630 KB)
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Approved LPG cylinder fittings (XLS 700 KB)

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:

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Recognised cylinder inspection agencies (XLS 624 KB)
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Withdrawn cylinder inspection agency (XLS 521 KB)

Do not use a withdrawn agency on this list for inspecting new cylinders.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.

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Application to be recognised as an inspection agency (PDF 68 KB)

Cylinder manufacturers' marks

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Cylinder manufacturers' marks (XLS 6.5 MB)

Cylinder test station

All cylinder test stations must be authorised as test stations by WorkSafe and recorded on the register of test stations.

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Register of test stations (XLSX 1016 KB)