All equipment and protective systems covered by Directive 2014/34/EU must be marked legibly and indelibly with the following information:

  • CE marking symbol
  • The ID number of the accredited notified body that has assessed the product
  • Contact information of the producer (name, trademark and address)
  • Where applicable, the contact details of the importer
  • The batch or serial number, if any
  • Designation of series or type
  • Year of construction
  • The specific marking of explosion protection (see image below) and the symbol of the equipment group and category
  • For equipment-group II, the letter 'G' (regarding explosive atmospheres caused by gases, mists or vapours) and/or the letter 'D' (regarding explosive atmospheres caused by dust).

Additionally, where necessary, products must also be marked with all the information essential to their safe use.

Note: Additional labelling requirements may apply if stipulated in the relevant harmonised standards.

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