In order to implement legislation on heat supply and the fundamentals of Russian state policy in industrial safety, new regulations for the technical operation of heat supply facilities and heat-consuming plants are being developed. These regulations are aimed at ensuring the safety and quality of the heat supply and increasing the role and independence of the heads of operating organizations. What are the expected outcomes of planned changes to industry regulation? How will the requirements for the operation of hazardous production facilities and mobile technical equipment differ? What is the proposal for addressing the extension of the assigned service life of technical equipment, buildings and facilities? What is the role of the head of the operating organization in this process? How can the operation of equipment be managed according to the new requirements?