In order to hold a certificate of conformity issued under the IECEx or ANZEx schemes, a manufacturer of hazardous area equipment must have a complying Quality Management System (QMS) including a specific Product Compliance Program.
Under both schemes, the relevant quality assurance standard for this is IEC 80079-34 (AS/NZS 60079.34 is a direct adoption without modification). This standard is based on ISO 9001, and follows the same structure as ISO 9001 but with additional particular requirements and information for establishing and maintaining a quality system to manufacture E-x equipment.
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