TÜV SÜD Product Service, a product safety testing specialist, has launched its ATEX Safety Service to reassure manufacturers with processing facilities in a potentially explosive atmospheres that they comply with the European ATEX Workplace Directive.
Jean-Louis Evans, MD of TÜV SÜD Product Service, said: “Explosive atmospheres include apparently benign industries such as waste recycling and food processing, not just more obvious ones such as oil & gas or chemicals. The legal repercussions are significant if they get this wrong and a service such as ours provides a simple route to ensure that they get it right.”
The service will support manufacturers interpret and comply with regulations to reduce risk to their workers. Comprehensive site safety reviews include the identification of possible ignition sources, equipment inspection, as well as practical control and mitigation techniques.