Whether you are a manufacturer with a product used in explosive atmospheres or an employer with potentially explosive atmospheres on your premises Conformance can assist you with our explosion risk assessment service. We help all types of manufacturers and employers, large and small. Manufacturers are required to complete an Explosion Risk Assessment for the ATEX Equipment Directive 2014/34/EU and employers must complete an Explosion Risk Assessment for the ATEX worker directive 1999/92/EC (known as DSEAR in the UK).
Our team of explosion safety experts are ready to help you navigate the ATEX Explosion Risk Assessment process for your product or workplace:
- Free initial consultation to assess your requirements and plan the assessment.
- Identify the directives and standards which apply.
- Identify and record the substances that present an explosion hazard and their properties
- Complete an explosion hazard “area classification”
- listing “sources of release” where hazardous substances may be released from equipment deliberately or accidentall
- defining the “zones” where they may mix with air and form an explosive atmosphere.
- Complete an “Ignition Risk Assessment”
- identifying and analysing the ignition hazards such as sparks and hot parts that could ignite the explosive atmospheres
- assessing whether the measures in place to prevent ignition conform to ATEX standards
- determining the zones in which equipment can be used
- Putting information on substances, sources of release, zones and ignition hazards in the format required by the international standards
- Provide help with the ATEX Equipment Directive’s requirements for Notified Bodies, certificates, quality systems and Declarations of Conformity.
- Provide help with the ATEX Worker Directive’s requirements for markings and signs, PPE, instructions, emergency procedures, training and competence, inspections and other organisational measures required
- Help to compile a technical file or explosion protection document with the information required by the directives.
- Provide you with a report outlining areas of non-compliance and advice to help you rectify them.
- Offer follow up advice when you need it.
- Train your engineers and managers on explosion risk assessment and protection requirements and how to comply with them