ATEX Certification - Equipment & Protective Systems intended for potentially Explosive Atmospheres

If your business manufactures electrical equipment used in hazardous locations and intend to market your products in the EU; your equipment must comply with the ATEX directive

ATEX Requirements


The ATEX Directive requires the following major elements to be met in order to apply the ATEX marking:

  • The CE mark - The CE mark is a self-declaration marking indicating that your equipment conforms to applicable technical provisions and ATEX requirements and other directives
  • Essential health and safety requirements - Annex II of the ATEX directive, requires that you establish principles of integrated explosion safety from all electrical and non-electrical ignition sources. You can demonstrate compliance to these requirements by following the harmonized European standard series EN 60079
  • EC Type Examination Certificate - For Category 1 (electrical and mechanical) and Category 2 (electrical) equipment, a Notified Body will need to verify that your equipment has met the relevant applicable provisions of the ATEX directive in order to receive an EC Type Examination Certificate. For Category 3 equipment, an EC Type Examination Certificate is not required, however, manufacturers must ensure that your products comply with ATEX by following the appropriate conformity route
  • Quality Assessment - The facility(s) producing your equipment must undergo a Quality Assessment of EN13980 which will result in a Notified Body issuing you a Quality Assurance Notification (QAN)

JAS Associates can assist you with the complete process of your ATEX Certification including the safe storage of your designs and patents. If  you require more information on ATEX please click here or simply call us on 0844 327 2688