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

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Regulation 10(3)(b)(i)(aa) (Annex VI to the ATEX Directive)

SCHEDULE 8Module: Conformity to type

1.  This module describes that part of the procedure whereby the manufacturer or his authorised representative established in the Community ensures and declares that the equipment in question is in conformity with the type as described in the EC type-examination certificate and satisfies the requirements of the ATEX Directive applicable to it. The manufacturer or his authorised representative established in the Community shall affix the CE marking to each piece of equipment and draw up a written declaration of conformity.

2.  The manufacturer shall take all measures necessary to ensure that the manufacturing process assures compliance of the manufactured equipment or protective systems with the type as described in the EC type-examination certificate and with the relevant requirements of the ATEX Directive.

3.  The manufacturer or his authorised representative shall keep a copy of the declaration of conformity for a period ending at least 10 years after the last piece of equipment was manufactured. Where neither the manufacturer nor his authorised representative is established in the Community, the obligation to keep the technical documentation available shall be the responsibility of the person who places the equipment or protective system on the market in the Community.

For each piece of equipment manufactured, tests relating to the anti-explosive protection aspects of the product shall be carried out by the manufacturer or on his behalf. The tests shall be carried out under the responsibility of a notified body, chosen by the manufacturer.

On the responsibility of the notified body, the manufacturer shall affix the former’s identification number during the manufacturing process.

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