550. Obligations of manufacturers in regard to products for potentially explosive atmospheres.

Before placing a product1 on the market2 or using a product for its own purposes, a manufacturer3 must ensure that it has been designed and manufactured in accordance with the essential health and safety requirements4. Before placing a product on the market or using it for its own purposes, a manufacturer must: (1) carry out the relevant conformity assessment procedure5 or have a relevant conformity assessment procedure carried out; and (2) draw up the relevant technical documentation6.

Save for where a product is a component7, where the conformity of a product with the essential health and safety requirements has been demonstrated by a relevant conformity assessment procedure, the manufacturer must, before placing the product on the market: (a) draw up an EU declaration of conformity8; and (b) affix the CE mar