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Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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General duty relating to the placing on the market of components by a responsible person

8.—(1) Subject to regulation 9(a), a responsible person shall not place on the market any component to which these Regulations apply unless the requirements of paragraph (2) have been complied with in relation thereto.

(2) The requirements of this paragraph, in respect of any component, are that—

(a)the appropriate conformity assessment procedure, in accordance with regulation 10(2), has been carried out by the person specified in regulation 6(2)(b); and

(b)it is accompanied by a certificate which has been issued by the manufacturer or his authorised representative established in the Community and which—

(i)declares the conformity of the component with the provisions of the ATEX Directive which apply to it; and

(ii)states its characteristics and how it must be incorporated into equipment or protective systems to assist compliance with the essential health and safety requirements applicable to finished equipment or protective systems.

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