Mumbai/Thane, Aug 27, 2019 -Abhisam recently conducted an intensive workshop on Hazardous Areas and ATEX in Thane for a major multinational engineering services company. The workshop covered all aspects of Hazardous Areas including concepts of Fire & Explosion protection, determination of area classification for flammable gases, vapors and dusts, methods of protection for equipment that is used in hazardous areas, the latest updates to the IEC 60079 series of standards, understanding ATEX Directives for workplaces as well as equipment (including ATEX non-electrical equipment), installation guidelines and creation of maintenance and inspection checklists.
ATEX is short for “Atmosphere-Explosives”. These directives are mandatory for all countries in the European Union. Hence any plants or locations situated in the EU have to follow these. There are two directives, one for the employers (known popularly as the Workplace Directive) and the other is for equipment suppliers (known as the equipment directive). Both need to be followed stringently. All suppliers of equipment to the EU have to ensure that their products conform to these directives. It is legally binding requirement.
The requirements and conditions for compliance in both directives was explained including those for carrying out Risk Assessment for workplaces and requirements for mechanical equipment (also referred to many times as non-electrical equipment) such as pumps, agitators, etc.
The workshop is a part of our Blended Learning series of workshops, where participants enroll in our online learning portal and get access to the online versions of the modules that are covered in the face-to-face classroom style workshop. All participants get a Certificate of Completion and an electronic badge via Credly, that can be displayed online. They can also take the associated exam and earn a Certificate of Competency.
If you would like to enroll in a similar workshop in future, or if you would like to have one at your workplace, then please get in touch with us.