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Amended Explosion Protection Ordinance (ExVO) - 11th Ordinance on the Equipment and Product Safety Act (ProdSV) ProdSV)

The amended Explosion Protection Ordinance (11th ProdSV) was released on 6 January 2016 ProdSV) and will be put in force on 1 April 2016 replacing the old "Explosion Protection Ordinance".

Besides a number of adjustments to the definitions of the ATEX Manufacturer's Directive, the Ordinance also includes some significant changes. For example, manufactures are now required to include a so-called risk analysis and assessment in their technical documentation as part of the conformity assessment procedure. This also concerns distributors (companies that introduce devices) as well as sales companies and buyers.

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