COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2021/845 of 26 May 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202 as regards determination of the spontaneous ignition behaviour of dust accumulations

1. This Decision revises a harmonised standard implementing Decision in support of Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the design and testing of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. It replaces standard EN 15188:2007 with standard EN 15188:2020 on the determination of the spontaneous ignition behaviour of dust accumulations.

2. The Decision sets out that the standard has been assessed by the Commission to ensure it meets the standardisation request and adequately addresses the legal requirements it aims to cover. The change to the reference to the new standard is applicable in NI under the terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Under the Government’s commitments to Northern Ireland’s unfettered access to the rest of the UK market, products covered by this change that meet the technical requirements to be placed on the market in Northern Ireland will be able to be placed on the GB market.

3. The UK, via the BSI, has adopted this standard as a national standard. As this standard replaces a previously designated standard (that if followed provides a presumption of conformity with safety requirements in GB) BEIS will, in due course, consider whether this revised standard should replace the existing designated standard. This decision is not needed before November 2022 in order to avoid any potential differences between the GB regime and the NI regime, which is the date on which the new standard will replace the current standard

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  1. Commission Implementing Decision - 526 KB - pdf
  2. EM Unnumbered Document - 93 KB - pdf

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