The EU introduced the ATEX directives 95 and 137 to cover both equipment used and people working in areas that may occasionally or frequently contain a potentially explosive atmosphere. The letters ATEX come from the French language name for the directives: ATmospheres EXplosif.
In the UK these directives have been implemented within the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres regulations known by the acronym DSEAR. Users should be aware that the UK DSEAR covers more than ATEX directives, therefore UK compliance of these regulations requires additional information, which is particularly important when purchasing equipment and designs from other member states in the EU.
Rowan House Ltd offer training courses in ATEX / DSEAR Awareness and an ATEX / DSEAR User Workshop. Further details are provided below.
COURSE: A one day course for Plant & Safety Managers, Electrical, Instrument and Mechanical Supervisors who are involved with the Risk Management / Specification / Installation / Maintenance (and Repair) of systems and equipment associated with Hazardous Areas.
AIM: To provide an overview of DSEAR (ATEX 137) and the requirements of the Risk Assessment [Explosion Protection Document]. To review from a user’s view the requirements of Equipment and protective systems for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX 95) in relation to equipment certification and labelling.
COURSE: A two day course for Managers, Supervisors and Technicians who are involved with the Risk Management / Specification / Installation / Maintenance (and Repair) of systems and equipment associated with Hazardous Areas.
AIM: To provide a detailed understanding of the requirements of UK DSEA Regs (linking to ATEX 137) and the requirements for hazard and risk assessments meeting Reg. 5 : Hazard and Risk Area classification Reg. 7 (recorded risk assessment [Explosion Protection Document]: Reg 6 risk reduction and the application of certified equipment.
To apply, from an end user’s perspective, the requirements of the Equipment and protective systems for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX 95) electrical and non-electrical.
For more information on our DSEAR / ATEX Training Courses, please contact us.
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