ATEX QAN & IECEx QAR

To enable the issue of an IECEx Certificate of Conformity, the manufacturer must also hold a valid Quality Assessment Report (QAR) unless the IECEx certification is unit verification.

Typically we only test a small sample of products as part of any approval. The Quality Assessment Report is therefore involved with the continued monitoring of systems and processes in relation to those ‘Ex’ products. It involves periodic audit of the manufacturing process by a qualified auditor. QAR QAN ATEX Certification in Dubai Abu Dhabi Sharjah UAE. IECEx Quality Assessment Report (QAR). ATEX Quality Assurance Notification (QAN)

IECEx Quality Assessment Report (QAR)

The manufacturer must ensure compliance with the full requirements of IECEx operational document OD 005 and have an ISO 9001 compliant Quality Management System.

An audit (typically one day) will take place annually (under the terms of the IECEx rules) and we are equipped to conduct this, ensuring that you can declare full compliance to the scheme.

If the manufacturer holds an accredited ISO 9001 certificate from a certification body that holds a national accreditation (e.g UKAS, RAB, ANAB) and are a signatory of the IAF MLA, the frequency of the audit may be changed to 18 month periods.

Combined Audits

Where possible, we will combine any audit actions (as well as offering a combined ISO 9001 and QA audit facility) which can cut costs and timescales dramatically. Please contact us for more information.

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It is a mandatory requirement for manufacturers of Ex equipment who apply for either an ATEX EU-Type examination and/or an IECEx Certificate of Conformity to have an appropriate quality assurance system in place.

The quality assurance is the continued monitoring of systems and processes in relation to those Ex products.

You must have both in place (certificate and quality assurance) before putting your Ex equipment on the market.

Kingsmen Group has worked with thousands of manufacturers around the world to ensure they have appropriate QA systems to fulfill their regulatory responsibilities. Talk to our team of experts to find out how we can help you.

Quality Assurance Notification (QAN)

In most cases, to enable the issue of an ATEX product certificate, the manufacturer must also hold a valid Quality Assurance Notification (QAN).

Typically we only test a small sample of products as part of any approval. The Quality Assurance Notification is therefore involved with the continued monitoring of systems and processes in relation to those Ex products. It involves periodic audit of the manufacturing process by a qualified auditor. For ATEX certification, this is called a Quality Assurance Notification (QAN)

Certain exclusions apply as not all conformity routes mandate a quality assurance requirement. For more information, please contact us.

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The Process for QAN

The manufacturer must comply with the appropriate Annex(es) of the Directive (IV, V, VI, VII or IX) applicable dependant upon designation of your equipment (zone), whether you plan mass production or build a fixed number of units, and whether you maintain an ISO 9001 compliant Quality Management System.

This will involve an audit of your site (and possibly any other sites that are involved with the manufacture of the product) and typically covers a review of records and a check of the design specification of the equipment.

The ATEX Quality Assurance is a mandatory requirement. A surveillance audit (typically one day) will take place approximately every 18 months, (12 months if ISO 9001 certification is not held) with a new ATEX QAN certificate issued every 3 years.

Kingsmen Group can offer this service at the outset of an ATEX project by offering a fixed price quotation. We can arrange for the QAN to be completed when the product is certified compliant to ATEX, ensuring you can declare full compliance to the directive and bring your product to market in as short a lead-time as possible.

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It is a legal requirement for manufacturers of IECEx equipment to have the relevant quality assurance in place for their products.

For IECEx this is called a Quality Assessment Report (QAR).

The manufacturer must ensure compliance with the full requirements of IECEx operational document OD/005 and have an ISO 9001 compliant Quality Management System.

An audit (typically one day) will take place annually (under the terms of the IECEx rules) and Kingsmen Group are equipped to conduct this, ensuring that you can declare full compliance to the directive and bring your product to market in as short a lead-time as possible. If the manufacturer holds an accredited ISO 9001 certificate from a certification body that holds a national accreditation (e.g UKAS, RAB, ANAB) and are a signatory of the IAF MLA, then the frequency of the audit may be changed to eighteen month periods.

Kingsmen Group can also offer training and technical advice on the requirements and responsibilities of Quality Assurance. For more information, please see our Preliminary QA Assessment Section, or contact Kingsmen Group for more details.

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