The European Atex Directives
Directive 1999/92/EC (ATEX 137) states that an employer must:
- • Prevent the formulation of explosive atmospheres in the workplace, or, avoid the ignition of explosive atmospheres
- • Control the effects of explosions
- • Conduct a risk assessment to identify potential sources of release
- • Classify potentially explosive atmospheres into zones
- • Mark hazardous areas with EX signs at every point of entry
- • Maintain an explosion protection document to include risk assessment, area classification, EX training of staff and details of your permit to work system
- • Select ATEX compliant equipment according to intended zone
- • No one should be allowed to work in a hazardous area unless they have received some degree of Ex training.
ATEX 137 also states "All necessary measures must be taken to ensure that the workplace and work equipment have been designed, constructed, assembled, installed, maintained and operated, in such a way as to minimise the risks of an explosion”
In todays challenging world of potentially explosive atmospheres, the requirements of health and safety are increasingly demanding, but NX1 can provide a total CCTV / security solution to your hazardous area. Our team are fully committed to providing service excellence and value for money in ensuring our clients legal obligations are met and full compliance is achieved.