Atex Training

ATEX generally refers to the hazard of explosive atmospheres occurring in the workplace due to the presence of flammable gasses or combustible dust mixed in air, which can give rise to the risk of explosion.
From an electrical perspective it is well known that equipment such as light fittings, switches, motors or virtually any type of electrical apparatus may cause sparking or could generate In addition, static electricity built up on a person, clothing or item may discharge with a spark. In either case a spark could ignite an explosive atmosphere with potentially devastating results. Therefore, if an explosive environment is unavoidable in a workplace, suitably rated and protected electrical equipment must be used to prevent the possibility of ignition from a spark, or other source of heat. In addition special precautions such as anti-static clothing and shoes may be necessary to prevent the possibility of a static electrical discharge potentially igniting a flammable gas or combustible dust.

ATEX Awareness Course Details
This 1 day course is designed to give the attendee an overview of, and explain the basic requirements of the EU ATEX Directive.

Up to 10 personnel

1 day

Who Is This Course Intended For?
Personnel responsible for process safety in the workplace, Engineering Managers, Maintenance
Managers, Production Managers, EH&S Personnel, Safety Officers and personnel who work in an
explosive environment.

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Course Objectives
To provide attendees with an overview of the EU ATEX Directive.

Specifically, at the end of the course, attendees will have covered the following:
· The requirements of the Directive and the Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
· What procedures and permits to work are required
· What steps need to be taken to achieve compliance
· What flammability data is required
· How to identify hazardous areas
· How to identify potential ignition sources
· How to mitigate explosion hazards

Course Programme
· Overview of Directive and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations
· Organisational Training requirements
· Documentation and permit to work requirements
· Flammable materials and flammability data
· Area and zone classification
· Sources of ignition
· Explosion protection and prevention

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