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ATEX Directives and Compliance Services

July, 31, 2015

ATEX stands for Atmospheres Explosibles (explosive atmosphere), which is a directive for use of hazardous equipment and places, referred to two different European Union Directives; 94/9/EC the equipment directive and 1999/92/EC the use directive. These directives suggest that every individual working in an explosive atmosphere and/or hazardous environment should follow certain health and safety norms.

However, European Union regulatory body has made an announcement that 94/9/EC Equipment Directive will be replaced with ATEX directive 2014/34/EU. This directive will be in effect from April 20, 2016 and will be mandatory for all the manufacturers and operators engaged in explosive atmosphere.


Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR), UK is concerned with protection against the hazards from Atmospheres Explosibles. DSEAR regulates the EU ATEX directives for the places or industries from which explosion and similar events arises because of the use of dangerous substances in the workplace. According to DSEAR, equipment and products falls into two different ATEX categories:

It is mandatory for the manufacturers and operators engaged in explosive environment to comply with TEX directive. There are several service providers which provide ATEX Compliances Services such as:

ATEX Compliance Services should be obtained from professionals with vast knowledge and experience of DSEAR norms and regulations. ATEX Consultancy services can be availed in Canada from highly experienced professional ATEX Directive Consultants.


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