ExMC Meeting Decision Register 

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  • Decision No.
    Year
    Decision
  • 2017/01

    2017

    The meeting appreciated an address from the IEC President, Mr James M Shannon and noted our thanks for his attendance and support of the IECEx System.

  • 2017/02

    2017

    The meeting approved the draft agenda circulated as ExMC/1260C/DA with the following additions as Green Papers for:
    -       Agenda Item 5.3
    -       Agenda Item 7.2
    -       Agenda Item 8.3
    -       Agenda Item 13.2
    -       Agenda Item 15
    -       Agenda Item 18.3

  • 2017/03

    2017

    The meeting noted the confirmed minutes of the 2017 ExMC meeting in Umhlanga, South Africa as circulated as ExMC/1197A/RM and confirmed by correspondence.

  • 2017/04

    2017

    The Meeting accepted a report from the Secretariat on the actions arising from the 2016 Meeting in Christchurch as circulated as ExMC/1277/R.

  • 2017/05

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the Secretariat’s report (circulated as ExMC/1234/R) containing an overview of the IECEx System activities acknowledging the continued and sustained year-by-year growth of the IECEx System.

  • 2017/06

    2017

    The Meeting considered and supported the US proposal (as circulated as ExMC/1283/CD) for decisions taken by the IECEx Executive to be reported to the ExMC for endorsement.

  • 2017/07

    2017

    The Meeting considered and supported the US proposal (as circulated as ExMC/1283/CD) for an online database of ExMC Decisions and ExTAG Decisions

  • 2017/08

    2017

    The Meeting noted at time of closing of call for nominations circulated as ExMC/1213/Inf, only one nomination was received (as circulated as ExMC/1237/Inf), this being for Mr Cole and agreed on submitting Mr Cole as the ExMC nomination for CAB approval.  

  • 2017/09

    2017

    The Meeting thanked Dr Zalogin for his service as the outgoing IECEx Vice Chairman.

  • 2017/10

    2017

    The Meeting agreed that the US will prepare a proposal for consideration by the IECEx Executive regarding an offset between terms of various IECEx System Officer positions with the Executive to report to the next ExMC Meeting.

  • 2017/11

    2017

    The Meeting noted at time of closing of call for nominations circulated as ExMC/1236/Inf only one nomination was received, this being for the re-appointment of Mr Houeix for a second three year term as provided by the IECEx 01 Basic Rules and agreed on submitting Mr Houeix as the ExMC nomination for CAB approval. 

    The IECEx membership acknowledges with thanks the contribution of Mr Houeix in his first term.

  • 2017/12

    2017

    The meeting appreciated an address from the IEC Vice-President and CAB Chair, Dr Spindler and noted our thanks for his ongoing support of the IECEx System. 

  • 2017/13

    2017

    The meeting accepted the Chairman’s summary report on IEC CAB Decisions since the 2016 ExMC meeting (with reference to CAB/1580/DL and CAB/1647/DL). 

  • 2017/14

    2017

    The meeting accepted the Chairman’s summary report on IEC CAB Decisions since the 2016 ExMC meeting (with reference to CAB/1580/DL and CAB/1647/DL). 

  • 2017/15

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the Chairman’s summary report on IEC CAB Decisions from the 2017 Geneva meeting. 

  • 2017/16

    2017

    The Meeting noted the CAB Policy on Peer Assessment (as circulated as IEC CAB-P02:2017) 

  • 2017/17

    2017

    The Meeting considered and supported the US comments (as circulated as ExMC/1294/CD) and agreed for ExMC WG4 work to ensure alignment with the IEC CAB-P02:2017 principles

  • 2017/18

    2017

    The Meeting considered the revised Draft IECEx Supplement to the IEC Harmonised Basic Rules (as circulated as ExMC/988/DV), the comments provided by FR (as provided as ExMC/Washington/FR/03) and supported the principle of the changes as proposed by US (as presented as ExMC/1284/CD) and requested the IEC CAB approve the following changes to the IECEx Supplement to the IEC Harmonised Basic Rules:

    • Clause 7.102
      • “the IECEx System shall use the document distribution contained in IEC CA01 with the exception of ExTAG reports to the ExMC, to enable ExTAG to continue meeting in the same week as ExMC (noting the provision of Clause 7.5)”
    • Clause 12.2
      • As proposed by US regarding the extended comment period but not including the proposal regarding the circulation of Secretariat commentary during the period prior to the final vote

    and

    • Meeting does not support the RU proposal to delete Item b) of Clause 5.101

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

    Additionally,

    • Regarding US proposal for Clause 8
      • ACTION: Refer this back to US as per Decision 2017/10
    • Regarding US proposal for Clause 12.2
      • ACTION: Secretariat to investigate an on-line voting system
    • ACTION: Secretariat to include bullet points 1, 2 ,3, 5 and 6 of ExMC/1058/CD  in the Good Practice Working Guide
  • 2017/19

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the report provided by Mr Amos (as circulated as ExMC/1258/R) and also noted CAB/1626/R as a report from CAB WG17, Cyber Security.

    It was agreed that the IECEx Cyber Security Study Group continue to monitor the work of the IECEE CTF WG and take no decisions regarding IECEx Certification with respect to cyber security matters at this point in time.

  • 2017/20

    2017

    The Meeting noted and accepted the current IECEx membership as listed at http://www.iecex.com/directory/bodies/od001.asp

  • 2017/21

    2017

    The Meeting noted an update from the Secretariat regarding possible new Countries interested in joining the IECEx.

  • 2017/22

    2017

    The Meeting endorsed a report on the acceptance of the listed ExCBs and ExTLs since the last ExMC meeting as presented as ExMC/1273/R

  • 2017/23

    2017

    The Meeting endorsed the report detailing the applications for extension of Scope detailed in ExMC/1274/R according to ExMC/271D/Inf.

  • 2017/24

    2017

    The Meeting considered the GB discussion paper (as circulated as ExMC/1293/CD) regarding the process for scope extensions and the response to their question regarding the process for a Member Body endorsement of scope extension applications where a Standard is not listed in the IECEx Bulletin matrix for the country in which the applicant resides.

    ACTION:
    1.     GB to consider providing a proposal for clarification of this process for further consideration by ExMC WG1
    2.     Secretariat to include all scope extensions in future reports to ExMC including those subject to voting via correspondence

  • 2017/25

    2017

    The Meeting noted the report from the IECEx Chairman on the activities of the IECEx Executive in particular the review of Roles and Responsibilities assigned to the Executive as circulated as IECEx Executive/2017/03R.

  • 2017/26

    2017

    The Meeting considered the Executive’s recommendation and commentary regarding IECEx Executive Tasks and Responsibilities as circulated as IECEx Executive/2017/03R.

  • 2017/27

    The Meeting considered ExMC/872C/DV as a Revised Proposed list of IECEx Executive Tasks and Responsibilities and agreed that, as recommended by the IECEx Executive, the content be included in an IECEx Operational Document.

     In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

     Objections:    Nil

     Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/28

    2017

    The Meeting accepted a report from the IECEx Secretary on the status of surveillance of accepted ExCBs and ExTLs.

  • 2017/29

    2017

    The Meeting endorsed the report detailing the re-assessment reports issued since the 2016 ExMC Meeting in Umhlanga as detailed in ExMC/1275/R.

  • 2017/30

    2017

    The Meeting considered the submission from FR as provided as ExMC(Washington/FR)04  and assigned an Action to the Secretariat to include Mid-term assessments in the list of re-assessment reports.

  • 2017/31

    2017

    The Meeting noted and accepted the current IECEx 02 Scheme ExCBs and ExTLs as listed at http://www.iecex.com/directory/bodies/od001.asp

  • 2017/32

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the ExMC WG1 report contained in Document ExMC/1262/R and endorsed all ExMC WG1 recommendations as amended during this meeting

  • 2017/33

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1249/DV as new Edition 6.1 of IECEx Rules of Procedures – Equipment Scheme and agreed that it proceed to publication with the editorial amendments proposed by FR.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/34

    2017

    Members discussed ExMC/1297/CD and agreed to refer to ExMC WG1 the task of considering guidelines for the cooperation of ExCBs and ExTLs as different organisations

  • 2017/35

    2017

    Members discussed ExMC/1250/DV and agreed to refer to ExMC WG1 the task of considering the DE proposal regarding clarity on the terms “QAR” and “QAR Summary”

  • 2017/36

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1250/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 009 and agreed that it proceed to publication.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/37

    2017

    Decision 2017/37

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1259/CD as a new IECEx Operational Document on Requirements for ExCBs when suspending or cancelling IECEx Certificates of Conformity and agreed that it proceed to publication with amendment of the title to replace “Guidelines” with “Requirements and Guidelines” and the Secretariat to conduct an editorial review to clarify normative content.   

    ACTION:

    -       ExMC WG1 requested to consider the matter of QARs in a future revision of this OD.

    -       Secretary to conduct editorial review prior to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/38

    2017

    Members discussed the UK proposal as circulated as ExMC/1296/CD and agreed to refer this to ExTAG WG1 to implement this proposal.

  • 2017/39

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1261/CD and agreed to refer the document back to the Working Group for a further review and to resubmit for approval by correspondence.   Secretariat to implement terminology across documentation and other changes as required.

  • 2017/40

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1251/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 010-2 and agreed that it proceed to publication as Edition 2.0 with editorial amendment to page 16 regarding the use of “ideally  …. either make ….” and to incorporate the GB proposal in ExMC/1296/CD. Secretariat to conduct editorial review.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/41

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the ExMC WG5 report contained in Document ExMC/1263/R and endorsed all ExMC WG5 recommendations to this meeting where not covered by the following Decisions on IECEx Publications (noting a question from UK on Recommendation #2 and an acceptable explanation by Mr Teather).

  • 2017/42

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1264/DV as a revision of IECEx OD 025 and agreed that it proceed to publication as Edition 3.2 with comments raised by BR to be referred to the next ExMC WG5 meeting.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/43

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1252/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 026 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/44

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1253/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 005 and agreed that it proceed to publication with a new number in the OD 200 series and specification of which edition of ISO/IEC 80079-34 applies.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/45

    2017

    The Meeting considered the

    • discussion paper (as circulated as ExMC/1290/CD),
    • update from Mr Coppler on further work on IEC 62784 and the process for expediting publication of a revision to limit the document to the Ex aspects,
    • FR views on where certification should be performed (in which IEC CA System) and that a separate Standard is required for IECEx Certification purposes (Noting that IEC TC31 was involved in the development of IEC 62784 via a joint Working Group of IEC SC61J and IEC TC31),
    • US proposal regarding the application of IEC 62784 (as circulated as ExMC/1295/CD),
    •  CENELEC TC31 Chair view that IEC 62874 needs further work regarding technical matters

    and agreed that the ExMC will reconsider this matter after the revised IEC 62784 outlined by Mr Coppler is published by IEC SC61J (noting IEC TC31 co-convenorship).

    Mr Coppler noted that TC31 is undertaking an investigation of the notion of retaining IEC 62784 as an IEC TC61 publication but used by IECEx and also the possibility of moving this publication to IEC TC31

  • 2017/46

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the ExMarkCo report contained in Document ExMarkCo/047/R, endorsed the Recommendations and confirmed that there are no current matters that require IEC CAB attention regarding misuse.  

  • 2017/47

    2017

    The Meeting noted and accepted the list of currently accepted IECEx Conformity Mark Licence issuing ExCBs @ http://www.iecex.com/directory/bodies/bodies3.asp?id=5 

  • 2017/48

    2017

    Decision 2017/48

    The Meeting noted the vacancies in ExMarkCo membership as follows:

    No. of vacancies to be filled

    Group represented

    3

    Regulatory interests

    1

    Training Providers

  • 2017/49

    2017

    The Meeting noted the publication of Edition 3.0 of IECEx Guide 01B

  • 2017/50

    2017

    The Meeting considered the results of ExMarkCo as circulated ExMarkCo/045A/R and the associated recommendations (refer Decision for Agenda Item 9.1 regarding ExMC/047/R) and agreed the following:

    Regarding ExMarkCo Recommendation 1: Increased stakeholder input
    The meeting agreed to request ExMC WG13 to consider this as part of promotion

    Regarding ExMarkCo Recommendation 2: 
    Continue with the Mark Scheme and consider ways of streamlining access to the Mark License based on legal advice including consideration of:
    2a Decoupling of ExMark from the ExCB that issued the CoC based on advice from IEC Legal and evaluate the possibility of the License governed by the QAR provider
    2b Participation in the ExMark Scheme mandatory by all ExCBs
    2c That IECEx embark on targeted marketing, eg working with UNECE
    ExMarkCo will report back to ExMC.

  • 2017/51

    2017

    The Meeting noted and accepted the current IECEx 03 Scheme ExCBs as listed at http://www.iecex.com/directory/bodies/od001.asp

  • 2017/52

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the ExSFC report contained in Document ExSFC/008/RM and endorsed all ExSFC Decisions and associated Recommendations to the ExMC from the 2017 meeting of the ExSFC.

  • 2017/53

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1265/DV as a draft revision of IECEx 03-4 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/55

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1267/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 314-4 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/54

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1266/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 313-4 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/57

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1269/DV as a draft revision of IECEx 03-5 and agreed that it proceed to publication as amended in response to US comments, concerning adjustments to the Note to Clause 5.5 .

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/56

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1268/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 316-4 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

  • 2017/58

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1270/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 316-5 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/59

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/417C/Q as a draft revision of the IECEx 03 Scheme Application Form and agreed that it proceed to publication for immediate use

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/60

    2017

    The Meeting considered the draft revision of IECEx TCD 60079-19 as prepared by ExSFC in consultation with ExMC WG2 and agreed that it proceed to publication for immediate use

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/61

    2017

    The ExSFC Chairman extended his thanks to Mr Amos of the Secretariat for the work in preparing ExSFC documents and publications.

  • 2017/62

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the ExPCC report contained in Document ExMC/1230/R and endorsed all ExPCC Decisions and recommendations to this meeting.

  • 2017/63

    2017

    The meeting agreed that the ExPCC collect, analyse and use data from ExCBs and the market in decisions and planning for the future of the IECEx CoPC Scheme

  • 2017/64

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1231/DV as a draft Edition 4.1 of IECEx 05 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/65

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1232/DV as a draft revision of IECE OD 501 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/66

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1238/DV as a draft revision of IECE OD 503, noted a comment from the IECEx Executive and agreed that the document proceed to publication with an adjustment to Clause 4.3.5 of the pass mark, now set to 75% and editorial amendments to the associated text regarding PCARs

    In favour:  USA, NO, MY, DK, HR, CH, IT, SI, BR, IL, AU, GB, CA, DE, FR, NL, PL, JP, ES, RO, RU, KR

    Objections: CN, CZ

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA, HU

    Abstained: FI, IN 

  • 2017/67

    2017

    The Meeting instructed the ExPCC to expedite the implementation of the IECEx Question Bank either in its current form or with the management software as specified and to report this to the next ExMC meeting.

  • 2017/68

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1276/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 521 and agreed that it proceed to publication as amended during this meeting.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/69

    2017

    The Meeting agreed to appoint Mr Wigg to serve one further term (commencing 1 January 2018) as ExPCC Deputy Chairman. 

    The IECEx membership acknowledges with thanks the contribution of Mr Wigg in his first term.

  • 2017/70

    2017

    The Meeting considered the Assessment Report for Trainor (Norway) as circulated as ExMC/1288/DV and agreed that Trainor be accepted as an ExCB in the IECEx 05 Certificate for Personal Competence Scheme.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/71

    2017

    The Meeting noted a report from the IECEx Secretariat regarding IEC/ILAC/IAF Cooperation.

  • 2017/72

    2017

    The Meeting noted that Edition 5 of the IECEx Bulleting is now available

  • 2017/73

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the report from the ExMC WG2 Deputy Convenor, Ms Katy Holdredge as circulated as ExMC/1254/R and agreed for the TCD to proceed to publication.

  • 2017/74

    2017

    The Meeting considered the report from ExMC/WG4 (as circulated as ExMC/1247/R) and also ExMC/1271/DV as a summary of voting and noted the publication of all of the listed documents listed in ExMC/1271/DV.

  • 2017/75

    2017

    The Meeting considered the proposal in ExMC/Washington/Executive/08 regarding the establishment of an IECEx Ex Assessment Group and agreed that

    1. There is value in considering converting ExMC WG4 in its current form into a more permanent group, and in view of this
    2. ACTION: Secretariat to consult with the IECEx Executive regarding Executive membership for the Convenor of the new group and update ExMC/Washington/Executive/08 as necessary
    3. Members be invited to consider an updated version of ExMC/Washington/Executive/08 and the results of this to be reported to members following a review by the Executive
    4. ACTION: Secretariat to issue the document to ExMC for comment
  • 2017/76

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the report from Mr Agius as Acting Convenor of ExMC WG13 (as presented as ExMC/1272/R) and endorsed all ExMC WG13 recommendations 

  • 2017/77

    2017

    The Meeting accepted a report from Prof Xu Jianping, ExTAG Chairman on the 2017 ExTAG (Ex Testing and Assessment Group) Meeting and associated ExTAG Training Workshop as published as ExTAG(Washington/ExTAGChairman)05.

  • 2017/78

    2017

    Three year introduction period be allowed for implementation of OD 207 and assessors requested to raise observations on compliance with this OD

  • 2017/79

    2017

    The Meeting agreed that ExTAG recirculate DS 2017/003.

  • 2017/80

    2017

    The Meeting agreed that Prof Xi Jianping serve one further term (commencing 1 January 2018) as ExTAG Chairman.  The IECEx membership acknowledges with thanks the contribution of Prof Xu Jianping in his first term.

  • 2017/81

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1273/DV as an Update/Revision to IECEx OD 024 (as proposed by ExTAG WG6) and agreed that it proceed to publication (noting that there are areas that can be improved with a subsequent revision and the Secretariat will issue a call for comments to support work on the revision – this revision is a priority under the interim convenorship of the Secretary).   IECEE OD 2048 was noted in the consideration of ExMC/1273/DV.

    The meeting noted the GB concerns regarding the definition of “third party”

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/82

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1292/DV as an Update/Revision to IECEx OD 202 (as proposed by a special Working Group meeting held in May 2017 and subsequently endorsed by the 2017 ExTAG Meeting) and agreed that it proceed to publication.  

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/83

    2017

    The Meeting accepted, with thanks, the IEC TC 31 report on IEC TC 31 activities and work since the last ExMC Meeting contained in Document ExMC(Washington/TC31 Chairman)07 as presented by the IEC TC 31 Chairman, Mr Mark Coppler.

  • 2017/84

    2017

    The Meeting accepted a report from Mr Thierry Houeix, the Vice Chairman of the European Notified Bodies Group for ATEX, ExNB provided as ExMC(Washington/ExNB)09 and noted his comment about their commitment to continue to cooperate with the IECEx System.

  • 2017/85

    2017

    The Meeting accepted verbal reports from Mr Coppler regarding PCIC North America and Mr Amos on PCIC Middle East regarding presentations on standards development and conformity assessment.

  • 2017/86

    2017

    The Meeting, in noting the 2016 audited accounts in Document ExMC/1220/DV, approved that they be referred to IEC CAB for acceptance.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/87

    2017

    The Meeting noted the previously approved (by both ExMC and CAB earlier in 2017) the 2018 IECEx Budget (refer CAB/1609/DV)

  • 2017/88

    2017

    Members, in noting the 2019 / 2020 Forecasted Draft Budget Guide contained in Document ExMC/1279/CD, agreed that it can be used as guidance when preparing the draft formal budget for 2019 for approval by ExMC and IEC CAB.

  • 2017/89

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1280/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 019 and proposed that as an alternative (that would achieve the same objectives in a more manageable way) fees be applied to all new QARs and ExTRs and possibly other forms of certification (eg. ATEX provided via a QAR).   It was agreed that the Executive consider the comments from this meeting and prepare a proposal for consideration at the next ExMC Meeting.

  • 2017/90

    2017

    The US comments in ExMC/1289/CD be referred to the ExMC WG1 for consideration and reporting at the next ExMC Meeting

  • 2017/91

    2017

    The Meeting noted the reports on the activities of ExMC Working Groups and agreed a preference that previous, inactive or disbanded WGs be removed from the IECEx website. 

  • 2017/92

    2017

    The Meeting noted, with appreciation, the presentation by FR regarding their hosting of the 2018 series of IECEx meetings

  • 2017/93

    2017

    The meeting agreed that ExMC WG4 be asked to consider the implications of the pending revision of ISO/IEC 17025 

  • 2017/94

    2017

    The meeting noted the confirmed invitations from the following ExMC Members and considered future venues beyond 2023 for Annual Meetings.

    2018: France
    2019: United Arab Emirates
    2020: Canada
    2021: Tokyo
    2022: UK
    2023: BR

  • 2017/95

    2017

    The meeting thanked the US for their excellent hosting of this meeting and their generous hospitality.