Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety

Rules and Regulations

This inspection and certification program plays a critical role in promoting safety for all Virginians. Industrial boilers and pressure vessels are used in many large and small establishments, including hospitals, small offices, and large factories. We oversee regular inspections of boilers and pressure vessels in workplaces, apartments, and all other establishments open to the public under the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act. Our oversight of installation, operation, and repair of these vessels, and certification of both the vessels and the inspectors, assures the safe operation of these powerful systems.

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety regulations are adopted by the Safety and Health Codes Board and permanently located in the Virginia Administrative Code, under Title 16, Labor and Employment. Follow the below links to learn more about individual Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety regulations.

16VAC25, Chapter 40, Standard for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Operator Certification

16VAC25, Chapter 50, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations

16VAC25, Chapter 55, Financial Requirements for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Contract Fee Inspectors

To view, a printable PDF of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act and the current Rules and Regulations Click here.

For more information, please contact the Division of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety at (804) 786-3160.