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Regulatory ESSENTIAL
Saudi Arabia - Ex-Safe - Electrical Devices

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Application: Saudi Arabia, Electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres
Countries: Image for SA Saudi Arabia,  
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Status: Published 2023-04-20 by Anette Dunkel-Reinboth and Benjamin Kerger
Last change 2024-04-18 by Torsten Sahm: Digital user documentation allowed?, Explosion protection
   
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Subject Areas of this Essential:


Explosion protection - applicable from 2024-11-16

Scope of this ESSENTIAL
Before 2024, there was no legislation regarding electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres in Saudi Arabia.
The new Technical Regulation (legally binding) will come into force on 16-NOV-2024, transition period: 1 year.

This ESSENTIAL is based on the Saudi Arabian SASO "Technical regulations for electrical appliances and equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres", published 28-SEP-2023.'

Abbrevations
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Important abbreviations which are special for this legislation or theme.

Analysis of regulatory requirements

Legislation in force for this PCT
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(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Scope of legislation
(TR) Article 2 - Scope
2.1 The provisions of this regulation apply to the following products:
A) Protective equipment and systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
B) Safety devices, control and regulation devices intended for use outside explosive atmospheres, as they are required or contribute to the safe performance of protective equipment and systems with respect to explosion risks
C) The components to be integrated into the preventive devices and systems referred to in Clause (2.1 A) of this Article'

Responsible actors
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Which actor(s) are responsible for compliance with the legal provisions: e. g. - economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor, fulfilment service provider), - user (commercial/industrial/professional), - user (private, consumer)?

Regulatory market access conditions for the actor(s)
here you will get textual information

What are the main regulatory requirements (e. g. conformity assessment fulfilment of essential requirements of Annex I 2006/42/EC) prior placing on the market, importation and putting into service (brief description)

Penalty by this legislation
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What are the possible penalties (e. g. sales ban, fines) in the case of non-compliance?

Exemption clauses
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Exempted devices/products or industry sectors.

Sub-federal legislation of states/counties
here you will get textual information

E. g. by 2019 an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on governance of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) has been signed by Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

FTA/MRA status with EU
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with EU?

Authority
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Name of the authority for approval, registration, market surveillance and/or enforcement

Market surveillance authority
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Name of the authority for market surveillance and/or enforcement

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
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(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Comment on the comparability to EU legislation
here you will get textual information

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Route to compliance

Formal and administrative requirements

Registration at related authority required?
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Local representative legally required?
here you will get textual information

[Yes/No]

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Equipment authorization (approval process)

Zone/ Equipment Group/ Category Model
here you will get textual information

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
here you will get textual information

Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Is the IECEx system accepted by the authority/approval body?
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

"[Yes/ No / no information available] [Text] Information (website)"

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
here you will get textual information

e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document validity and renewal
here you will get textual information

Validity for Conformance document name mentioned. For mandatory certification validity is important.

Which documents are required by an approval body?
here you will get textual information

e .g. formal application

Is a factory inspection legally required
here you will get textual information

Hint to voluntary certification scheme
here you will get textual information

If a important voluntary certification schemes exists, one link will be given. Important voluntary schemes are for example: UL, CSA, VCCI (Japan)

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Testing & Standards

Specific requirements for testing
here you will get textual information

e. g. is an accredited test lab. mandatory, limits, test samples, product description

General information to the application of standards
here you will get textual information

e. g. China: GB standards are mandatory, EU: harmonized standards shall be published in the OJEU with respect to "presumption of conformity"

Source for standards for conformity assessment
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National Standardisation Organisation
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Link to organisation

Are national standards based on IEC/ISO standards?
here you will get textual information

Undetailed information

Is in-country testing legally required?
here you will get textual information

Acceptance of foreign test reports
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Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Regulatory labelling, markings and user information

Regulatory label (mandatory)
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e. g. product label

Regulatory e-labelling allowed?
here you will get textual information

e. g. put the regulatory information and labels in a software menu

User instructions language(s)
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Regulated by the legal provisions

User instruction requirements and specific compliance notes
here you will get textual information

Form, sentence inside, simple text. E. g. FCC/ISED compliance information, SAR information, battery, environmental information like waste

Digital user documentation allowed?
here you will get textual information

User instructions allowed by QR-Code/internet or digital medium or integrated in device with display? Safety instruction allowed by QR-Code or digital medium?

Warnings, symbols
here you will get textual information

e. g. ANSI Z 535.4

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Explosion protection - applicable to 2025-11-15

Scope of this ESSENTIAL
This ESSENTIAL describes the safety of electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres requirements of Saudi Arabia, based on
- information regarding electrical devices in explosive atmospheres from the SASO websites
- IECEx 02 Publication

There is no legislation regarding electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres, neither in Saudi Arabia nor in the GCC states (Gulf Cooperation Council).
For any missing information, please refer to the IECEx 02-Document and the IEC 60079 standards series, these have been adopted by the GSO (Standards Organization of the GCC member states)'

Analysis of regulatory requirements

Legislation in force for this PCT
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Responsible actors
here you will get textual information

Which actor(s) are responsible for compliance with the legal provisions: e. g. - economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor, fulfilment service provider), - user (commercial/industrial/professional), - user (private, consumer)?

Regulatory market access conditions for the actor(s)
here you will get textual information

What are the main regulatory requirements (e. g. conformity assessment fulfilment of essential requirements of Annex I 2006/42/EC) prior placing on the market, importation and putting into service (brief description)

Sub-federal legislation of states/counties
here you will get textual information

E. g. by 2019 an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on governance of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) has been signed by Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

FTA/MRA status with EU
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with EU?

Authority
here you will get textual information

Name of the authority for approval, registration, market surveillance and/or enforcement

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Route to compliance

Formal and administrative requirements

Registration at related authority required?
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Local representative legally required?
here you will get textual information

[Yes/No]

Equipment authorization (approval process)

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
here you will get textual information

Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Is the IECEx system accepted by the authority/approval body?
here you will get textual information

"[Yes/ No / no information available] [Text] Information (website)"

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
here you will get textual information

e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document validity and renewal
here you will get textual information

Validity for Conformance document name mentioned. For mandatory certification validity is important.

Which documents are required by an approval body?
here you will get textual information

e .g. formal application

Testing & Standards

General information to the application of standards
here you will get textual information

e. g. China: GB standards are mandatory, EU: harmonized standards shall be published in the OJEU with respect to "presumption of conformity"

Are national standards based on IEC/ISO standards?
here you will get textual information

Undetailed information

Regulatory labelling, markings and user information

Regulatory label (mandatory)
here you will get textual information

e. g. product label

Warnings, symbols
here you will get textual information

e. g. ANSI Z 535.4

General Information:

   Saudi Arabia

Code, ContinentSAU,
Economic AreaGCC
Official LanguageArabic
Standard InstituteSASO - Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization | https://www.saso.gov.sa/en/Pages/default.aspx
HS CodememberYes

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