FM Approvals is a notified body within the European Union (EU) to the ATEX Directive. That means we can undertake the assessment, testing and certification of your products against this Directive. The ATEX Directive applies to equipment, protective systems and components intended to be used in environments where there is the potential for explosion due to gases, vapors, mists or dusts.

There are two ATEX directives—one for equipment suppliers and one for end users:

  • The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.*
  • The ATEX 137 workplace directive 99/92/EC, Minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres.

FM Approvals is a Notified Body under the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU. Products that comply with this Directive bear the CE and the ATEX marks.

*Directive 2014/34/EU replaced Directive 94/9/EC in April 2016. FM Approvals was also previously notified against 94/9/EC.