ATEX 94/9/EC directive

DIRECTIVE 94/9/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL of 23 March 1994 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres

Summary of ATEX directive 

(1) the italic wording of the articles and annexes has been added by the author. because, the original text of Directive 94/9/EC does not provide these labels

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Articles of ATEX Directive 94/9/EC

CHAPTER I : Scope, placing on the market and free movement

Article 1 : Scope and Definitions (1)

Article 2: marketing products and provisions for Member States market surveillance

Article 3: Tax satisfaction the essential requirements of safety and health in Annex II

Article 4: requirement not prohibition, restriction or hindrance by the Member States for placing on the market and putting into service of products

Article 5: requirement for Member States to consider as presumed to conform to the requirements of Directive devices protection systems and components constructed in accordance with a harmonized standard

Article 6: seized by the Member States or the Commission of the Committee established by Directive 83/189/EEC in case the satisfaont harmonized standards do not entirely meet the essential requirements referred to in Article 3 ,

Article 7 : Procedure for a Member State to withdraw the equipment , protective systems or devices referred to in Article 1 paragraph 2 of the market , to prohibit the placing on the market, putting into service or restrict their freedom of movement when they may compromise the safety of persons and , where appropriate , domestic animals or property.

CHAPTER II - Procedures for conformity assessment

Article 8: definition of conformity assessment of equipment in accordance with the requirements of Annex III procedures , in combination with in categories of devices:

- The procedure relating to production quality assurance or product listed in annex IV or VII, or the procedures of the EC unit verification referred to in Annex IX

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- The procedure relating to product verification referred to in Annex V , or the procedure relating to conformity to type referred to in Annex VI

And the requirement to communicate the dossier provided for in Annex VIII, paragraph 3, to a notified body, which shall acknowledge receipt of the file as soon as possible and keep it ;

Article 9: requirement for Member States to notify the Commission and other Member States of the bodies which they have appointed to carry out the procedures referred to in Article 8

CHAPTER III: CE conformity marking

Article 10 : Definition of EC conformity marking - consist of the initials CE and model defined in Annex X

Article 11 : Monitoring and control of the market by Member States

CHAPTER IV : Final Provisions

Article 12 : appeals procedure if a manufacturer of prohibition, restriction or hindrance by the Member States for placing on the market and putting into service of products

Article 13: confidentiality clause for the parties involved in the application of the Directive to all information obtained in the performance of their duties

Article 14: Repeal of the old guidelines and validity of old certificates

Article 15: requirement for Member States to transpose Directive 94/9/EC into national legislation

Article 16: Recipients of the ATEX 94/9/EC Directive : Member States

APPENDIXES

APPENDIX I: CRITERIA FOR CLASSIFICATION OF GROUPS OF EQUIPMENT IN CATEGORIES

ANNEX II: ESSENTIAL REGARDING SAFETY AND HEALTH FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR USE IN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES

ANNEX III : MODULE : EC TYPE EXAMINATION

ANNEX IV: MODULE : PRODUCTION QUALITY ASSURANCE

ANNEX V: MODULE : PRODUCT VERIFICATION

ANNEX VI: MODULE : CONFORMITY TO TYPE

ANNEX VII : MODULE : PRODUCT QUALITY ASSURANCE

ANNEX VIII : MODULE : INTERNAL CONTROL OF PRODUCTION

ANNEX IX : MODULE : UNIT VERIFICATION

ANNEX X : CE Marking - Content of the EC declaration of conformity

ANNEX XI: MINIMUM CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE MEMBER STATES FOR THE NOTIFICATION OF BODIES