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ATEX Directive - Notified Bodies

List of bodies notified under the Directive 94/9/EC Equipment and Protective Systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in the NANDO Information System.


If a conformity assessment procedure under the Directive calls for third-party intervention, this is then undertaken by so-called "Notified Bodies", who are appointed by the Member States because they have the relevant expertise and facilities to undertake the required procedures.

This might include a "Type Examination", which involves an assessment made of the product against the EHSRs of the Directive, or even (amongst others) a report of the manufacturer's quality assurance procedures to ensure that the "type" will continue to comply with the requirements.

Whilst these Bodies are given a number and are listed in the NANDO Information System prior to their operation, the activities of Notified Bodies are a matter for Member States, as they are appointed under their authority.

In addition, whilst the Notified Body has various responsibilities under the Directive, the manufacturer (or authorised representative) always remains responsible for the compliance of the equipment.

European ATEX Notified Bodies Group (ExNBG)


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