Are there any flammable substances at your industrial site and could they give rise to an explosive atmosphere?
At an industrial site where an explosive atmosphere (ATEX) could occur, the operator is responsible for ensuring worker safety. This includes not only adapting the site’s design to reduce risks, but also installing ATEX equipment and removing potential ignition sources. Unfortunately, no matter how good the design is, inadequate installation or maintenance can alter ATEX equipment characteristics, and lack of knowledge on the part of the personnel involved can lead to hazardous conditions.
To assure safety, it is essential for everyone to respect the specific rules relating to ATEX zones and that maintenance and installation conform to ATEX standards. To achieve this, every worker must undergo job-specific training. Our training courses are certified ISM-ATEX by Ineris and are aimed at those engaged in installation design, as well as maintenance staff, operators and supervisors.
We offer two levels of training to meet different needs. The two-day level 1 training is particularly suitable for people who work on ATEX equipment, whether from an electrical or mechanical point of view. The trainer explains, among other things, the regulations, points to be checked and the steps to be followed for the ATEX to maintain its level of protection.
The four-day level 2 training digs into the basic concepts of mechanics and electricity and goes into more detail on, for example, zoning, equipment selection, European legislation, maintenance, inspections, and cable selection.
Level 1: 18-19 November 2019 Level 2: 20-21 November 2019
Héloïse Gennart has worked for more than 10 years in risk management, more specifically on the explosion risk. She is experienced in risk analysis, has prepared Explosion Protection Documents, and has carried out safety audits on existing installations. For several years, as part of ATEX studies, Héloïse has audited and adapted working procedures for lead-acid battery installations.
Bring your own case!
You are most welcome to bring cases and experience for discussion during the seminar. Our experts will offer their opinions, and you’ll also benefit from hearing from peers in other companies who may have had the same experiences.