Company Accreditations – Document Downloads
The Ex Zone in its code of conduct, methods and procedures, is committed to compliance with the requirements of UNI EN ISO 9001:2008, UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.
All of our equipment and systems are accredited to worldwide ATEX and IECEx directives (see standards bodies below).
The ExZone is a member of The British Standards Institution (BSI Membership No. 47371514).
Explosive Zone – Conformity & Certification Authorities …
Since July 2003, manufacturers of Ex products that are placed on the European market must declare compliance with the ATEX Directive (ATEX 94/9/EC, up to 19/04/2016 and 2014/34/EU from 20/04/2016). In many instances EC-Type Examination certification is required in order to achieve this.
The objective of ATEX is to ensure the free movement of Ex products within the European Union, by offering one harmonised compliance procedure accepted by all EU countries, eradicating the need for differing national standards.
The Directive removes barriers to trade by defining Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs) for Ex equipment. The EHSRs form the basis of an EU-accepted product conformity approval process that examines the potential ignition sources of equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres.
ATEX Product Certification
ATEX product certification (or EC-Type Examination) is the verification of the design specification of a manufacturer’s product in relation to a series of relevant standards laid out under the directive.
This certification process must be undertaken by an ATEX Notified Body. This is an organisation that is appointed by its national government to issue ATEX certificates and conduct periodic surveillance of quality management systems, where necessary.
The certification process includes testing and assessment of the product, with an ATEX certificate and report being issued for conforming product.
- CSA Group – ATEX
- Health & Safety Executive – HSE – ATEX
- Health & Safety Executive – HSE – The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
The TR Conformity Certificates of the Customs Union
TR CU Certificate of Conformity (EAC Certificate) is a mandatory document required to be submitted to the customs body for importing and/or exporting goods from the customs territory of the Customs Union. TR CU Certificate of Conformity (EAC Certificate) enables marketing of approved products in the territory of member-states of the Customs Union with no additional requirements and additional assessment procedures. All existing national certificates of conformity of Russia (GOST R), Belarus (STB) and Kazakhstan (GOST K) became invalid after 15th march 2015.
IECEx System Objective
The objective of the IECEx System is to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, while maintaining the required level of safety.
IECEx International Certification System
In addition to the preparation of International Standards, the IEC facilitates the operation of Conformity Assessment Systems. One such System is the IECEx System.
- The IECEx System comprises the following:
- The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme
- The IECEx Certified Service Facilities Scheme
- The IECEx Conformity Mark Licensing System
- The IECEx Certification of Personnel Competencies (CoPC)
The National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) is a Brazilian federal autarchy, linked to MDIC, the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Commerce.