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What You Should Know About the EU's Gas Appliance Regulation
As of April 21, the EU's Gas Appliances Regulation (GAR) replaced the Gas Appliances Directive (GAD). As a regulation, the requirements for appliances that burn gaseous fuels have been elevated and specific means of achievement are more clearly laid out. All members of the EU are governed by the legislation, so, in order to enter the market of any member state, manufacturers will need to comply with the GAR.
Notable changes under this legislation include:
Here are a few things to keep in mind to better prepare for GAR:
Compliance to the GAR is now mandatory but it is still important to keep up-to-date with the regulation and any changes. Be prepared for the impact those changes will have on your product, brand and company.
For a more detailed look at GAR vs GAD, including the changes and the impact they will have, download our complimentary resources on the gas safety testing for appliances page.
Phil Pooley is the head of Notified Body for gas appliances at Intertek. In this role he oversees testing, auditing and certification of gas appliances, and is also responsible for the drafting of documentation and procedures related to the Gas Appliance Regulation (GAR) and its predecessor, the Gas Appliance Directive (GAD). He has been an active member of the European Commission GAD Advisory and Notified Body committees as well as the GAR working group.