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

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1.2.7  Equipment and protective systems must be so designed and manufactured as to:

(a)avoid physical injury or other harm which might be caused by direct or indirect contact;

(b)assure that surface temperatures of accessible parts or radiation which would cause a danger, are not produced;

(c)eliminate non-electrical dangers which are revealed by experience;

(d)assure that foreseeable conditions of overload shall not give rise to dangerous situations.

Where, for equipment and protective systems, the risks referred to in this requirement are wholly or partly covered by other Community Directives, the ATEX Directive shall not apply or shall cease to apply in the case of such equipment and protective systems and of such risks upon application of those specific Directives.

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