The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 1996

Regulation 4


  • Medical devices intended for use in a medical environment,

  • Equipment and protective systems where the explosion hazard results exclusively from the presence of explosive substances or unstable chemical substances,

  • Equipment intended for use in domestic and non-commercial environments where potentially explosive atmospheres may only rarely be created, solely as a result of the accidental leakage of fuel gas,

  • Personal protective equipment covered by Directive 89/686/EEC,

  • Seagoing vessels and mobile offshore units together with equipment on board such vessels or units,

  • Means of transport, i.e. vehicles and their trailers intended solely for transporting passengers by air or by road, rail or water networks, as well as means of transport in so far as such means are designed for transporting goods by air, by public road or rail networks or by water. Vehicles intended for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere shall not be excluded,

  • The equipment covered by Article 223(1)(b) of the Treaty establishing the European Community.