Gas Appliances Directive ( 90/396/EEC )
Approved by WG -GA
GUIDANCE B 4
Guideline related to:
ANNEX I Essential requirements
SECTION 2 Materials
SUBJECT Materials guaranteed
2.2. The properties of materials that are important for safety must be guaranteed by the manufacturer or the
supplier of the appliance. ”
For the purposes of EC type-examination what guarantee should be provided by the manufacturer to
prove conformity with the Essential Requirement 2.2.?
The manufacturer is responsible for the choice of the materials, which he judges to be appropriate.
During production he checks the materials which are delivered to him on their conformity to the
The manufacturer has the option to specify that the supplier has to supply materials with a certificate
The declaration of the manufacturer is the basis upon which the Notified Body will judge the
materials used. The manufacturer guarantees that he will use these materials.
The manufacturer’s declaration of the properties of materials in so far as they are important for safety
should be part of the technical file.
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This guidance is for information only; it has no formal status
Reference: 90/396/EEC “Gas appliances directive” O.J. L 196, 26.07.90, p. 15
Source of guidance document: GADAC
Doc. Number Rev. Number Approved by Approved by Withdrawn
B4 0 06/2003 06/2003