ATEX Hazardous Area Classification
When it is necessary to categorise hazardous areas into zones, the expertise of Exvira Oy comes in handy. Creating hazardous area classification means creating a document that specifies the zoning and scopes the hazards according to the explosive substance and duration of the potentially explosive atmosphere.
We can create Hazardous Area Classification documentation to a range of premises. For example, chemical plants, food and foodstuff factories, thermal plants, waste management centres and hazardous waste facilities, dockyards and harbours, engineering workshops, depots, repair shops, furniture factories, carpentry factories, bakeries, and more, with over 30 years of experience. We also create documentation for comprehensive schools and vocational schools as well as premises owned by local councils and consortiums of municipalities. We can create documentation for any premises that handle or store flammable liquids, gasses, or flammable dust materials.
When is it necessary to create a Hazardous area classification document?
Hazardous area classification document must be created if a workplace stores or handles a significant amount of flammable liquids or flammable gasses, or if the production process creates flammable dusts. Exvira Oy has competency to create area classifications. Good knowledge of the premises and ability to assess potential explosive atmospheres ensures adept and safe zoning that is in conformity with the requirements.
How to order hazardous area classification documentation:
We create hazardous area classification documentation in Finland.
Exvira Oy has over 30 years of experience in classifying hazardous areas.
Safe workplace is a result of many components – here is a summary of how responsibility is divided:
The creator of hazardous area classification document (the ATEX specialist in Exvira Oy) scopes the hazards, defines the zoning classifications, and determines the equipment requirements.
The person who is responsible for procurement must ensure that the request for quote includes adequate information and documentation about the ATEX requirements of the equipment and equipment specific delivery documentation. Zoning classifications and hazardous substances must be included in the request for quote to ensure equipment is safe for use in the premises.
Equipment supplier is responsible for ensuring that the equipment has been tested and the safety inspections have been carried out according to the requirements. Supplier ensures that the equipment is suitable for use in the required ATEX classification, and the required documentation is delivered. When equipment receives the CE marking, the manufacturer determines the ATEX classification of the equipment.
Public authority will verify that explosion protection documentation exists and that the workplace corresponds to the information set out in the documentation.
Employer is responsible for safe operation at the workplace.
Ultimately every employee will be responsible for their own safe operation at the workplace as well as for notifying the employer when they notice causes for concern or shortcomings, and share suggestions for improvement of safety.
Questions? We will happily answer any questions and enquiries and help with ATEX area classification matters.
You can ask for more info about ATEX area classifications via email or contact us via the online form, we will gladly assist you!