Explosive Atmospheres – ATEX


Explosive Atmospheres - ATEX

Alcam Group have over 24 years experience in providing ATEX consultancy and Training services accross all sectors that would have flammable material (Vapours,Mists or Dusts), both in Europe and the Middle East.


All our Consultants and Trainers are qualified to the highest industry standard of Ex14: Responsible Person through CompEx, UK and have been involved in providing services from forecourts to large industrial oil,gas and chemical facilities.

If your company operates a plant where there is potential for an explosion, your company has an obligation to hold certification of compliance with the ATEX directives for your equipment.

The safety requirements needed depend on your individual processes, procedures, materials and products.

Part 8 and Schedule 10 to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 relate to explosive atmospheres at places of work and set out various requirements including:

  • Assessment of explosion risk
  • Classification of places where explosive atmospheres could occur
  • Prevention against explosions
  • Safety of plant, equipment and protective systems
  • Training and instructions
  • Permits to work
  • Protection of employees from explosion
  • Co-ordination at workplaces

The regulations apply to all work equipment and protective systems which are made available at the work place and must comply with these regulations and ATEX product regulations 2014/34/EU, which is now transposed into Irish legislation S.I. No 230 of 2017, equipment & protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres regulations 2017.

If you have a requirement for a small,medium or large ATEX Risk Assessment cumulating in an Explosion Protection Document (EPD),training for your team in ATEX awareness or a CompEx qualification in Unit F,Units 1 to 14,please contact us on peter@alcamgroup.com or use the ''Contact Us'' page.


Current Active ATEX projects in 2022-2024:

  • NorthVolt – Sweden .  HAZOP/ATEX  of 5 Dust Collectors in Lab’s , Västerås, in order to…
    • Identify if any of the Dust collectors conform to ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU and IEC Standard 60079-14
    • If the existing Dust Collectors could be Retro-fitted with Ex- Rated equipment according to ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU and IEC Standard 60079-14 and re- certified by the supplier according to EPS Regulations AFS 2016:4 and ELSÄK-FS 2016:2.
    • If the Dust Collectors need to be replaced with new Ex-Rated Dust Collectors that conform with ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU and IEC Standard 60079-14.
    • If a mitigation solution could be implemented that would ensure Operational safety.
  • ATEX ''Hazardous Area Classification'' for Dhahran Saudi Air force in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • ATEX ''Hazardous Area Classification'' for Birds Eye Ireland Limited.
  • ATEX ''Hazardous Area Classification '' for Edwards Life Sciences, Limerick, Ireland.
  • HAZOP/ATEX  of ENVA’s Sludge Drying Plant intended for the Greenogue Site,Dublin Ireland (Industrial Recycling Facility)
  • EDPAC International Ltd Air handling unit for BASF Ireland Ltd,Little Island, Co. Cork :ATEX Risk Assessment and development of an EPD.
  • BIM Ice Plant,Rossaveel,Co.Galway:ATEX Risk Assessment and development of an EPD.
  • Ingersoll Rand Thermoking:ATEX Risk Assessment and development of an EPD.
  • Ma'aden Aluminium Mining Company, Ras Al Khair .Saudi Arabia. Atex Risk Assessment of the refinery, smelter and rolling mill and development of documentation
  • Ferrero Ireland Ltd,Kinsale Road - Cork:ATEX Risk Assessment and development of an EPD.
  • University College Cork:ATEX Risk Assessment,design and development of an EPD for their Plastination Laboratory and their new Research facility - Tyndall National Institute
  • Tasnee MPC (Plastic Manufacturing),Jubail,saudiArabia:ATEX Risk Assessment and development of documentation.
  • Marafiq Utility Company,Yanbu,SaudiArabia:ATEX Risk Assessment and redesign of 9 Gas Turbines in conjunction with GE.
  • The new UCC Dental School and Hospital (Build start 2025): Storage and Use of Flammable chemicals including IPA ,Natural Gas