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This document replaces pre‐existing specifications and standards. The major revisions include:
requirement for submission of a technical file detailing construction of device
revised requirements for smaller devices (defined as “concealable devices”) which are
suitable for use by specialist officers
specified methods for chemical analysis, which will be conducted as part of the CAST
assessments by a CAST‐approved independent test facility
limited assessments for inert devices and general exposure (familiarisation training)
batch testing and quality assurance process through manufacturer quality testing