This ATEX training course is aimed at improving the knowledge and understanding of staff in businesses that have explosive atmospheres which can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of the substance, mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. It has been designed to be delivered on client’s premises
Explosions can cause loss of life and serious injuries as well as significant damage. This ATEX training course helps prevent releases of dangerous substances, which can create explosive atmospheres, and preventing sources of ignition are two widely used ways of reducing the risk. Using the correct equipment and training can help greatly in this.
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) place duties on employers to eliminate or control the risks from explosive atmospheres in the workplace.
Delegates will on completion of this course
Brief history and reason why needed.
Discussion of Fire triangle and its application to Controls.
The Risk Assessment process
Who is at Risk?
Hierarchy of Controls
Examination of these controls
Hazard Area Classification Process
Grades of Release
Explanation of Zones 0, 1, 2 and 20, 21, 22 (As applicable to the Company)
Working in these zones.
Explanation of ATEX & Equipment classifications.
All staff that are involved with sites with explosive atmospheres. These can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts.