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My company is currently preparing with ISO9001:2000 certification. In parallel to that, we are also preparing for IEC scheme for Certification to Standards for Safety of Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres. The Reference standard is EN 13980/IECEx OD 005.
Actually this IECEx scheme requires a manufacturers quality system relating to the production of Ex (Hazardous/Explosion proof) products.
I just have read the EN 13980/IECEx OD 005 one time, and ISO 9001:2000 also applies with it. However, there are some additional requirements applied. From these additional requirements, is it necessary that this will specifically appear to our Quality Manual?
Based from EN 13980/IECEx OD 005 - 5.5.1 :
"- 5.5.1 of ISO 9001:2000 applies.
- Responsibilities and authority for the following shall be defined:
a) the effective co-ordination of activities with respect to products intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
b) the need to liaise with the ExCB responsible for the issue of the ExTR with respect to any proposed change to the design in the ExTR and the technical documentation, etc"
So, I must clearly put this on our Quality Manual to specifically assigned this responsibility? and other requirements as not stated with the ISO9001:2000
I'd greatly appreciate your advise and some good tips you'll share