David Ford QA Limited
ATEX / IECEx Quality Systems Consultancy

Contact Details

To discuss your requirements please contact David at the following:


E-mail: david@davidfordqa.co.uk


Mobile: 07986 679450


Telephone: 01449 258150



Address: 6 Bluebell Grove, Needham Market, IPSWICH,
Suffolk IP6 8JH


Information Sheet pdf  


Page last revised: 2nd September 2018

IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme

IECEx is the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres. The objective of the IECEx System is to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, while maintaining the required level of safety. It uses quality assessment specifications that are based on International Standards prepared by the IEC. Samples of the equipment will need to be tested by a laboratory of an IECEx Certification Body (ExCB) for the Ex product to be issued with an IECEx Certificate of Conformity (CoC).

IECEx Quality Assessment Report (QAR)

When Ex product has been issued with an IECEx CoC the manufacturing facility will require an IECEx Quality Assessment Report (QAR). To obtain a QAR the Quality System will need to be compliant to ISO/IEC 80079-34 and subject to a factory inspection audit by an ExCB.

Revised Terminology

With the adoption of the ISO/IEC 80079-34 standard by the IECEx System from the 01 January 2015 the terminology used should be changed to the terminology that has been agreed by international standardization (e. g. “IECEx Certification Body” has been modified to “body responsible for verification”). ISO/IEC 80079-34 Clause 3 – Terms and Definitions; documents the standardized terms and definitions to be used.