As the design and operation of plants handling flammable materials and the specification, installation, inspection and maintenance and repair of explosion protected equipment, are specialised activities requiring a higher level of competence than similar activities on normal industrial plants, this 2 day course will explain the equipment, International standards used to control flammable substances in the form of gas, vapour, dust, fibres, or flyings which, after ignition, permits self-sustaining propagation.Central to the course is the understanding of the ATEX Regulations. ATEX Directive1999/92/EC, which is now transposed into Irish legislation Part 8 of the 2007 Safety Health & Welfare at Work (General Applications) Regulations is concerned with the risks from fire and explosion arising from flammable substances stored or used in the workplace.
The regulations apply to workplaces where flammable substances are stored or used for example where flammable liquids or flammable dusts are present.
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
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Environmental Health and Safety Officers and Managers
- Engineering Managers
- Technical Managers
- Safety Representatives
PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES –
Participants will achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme:
The course specifies the basic requirements for those working in ‘Explosive Atmospheres’ which when undertaken and satisfactorily completed, will demonstrate a measurable level of competence.
This course is part of the international scheme for the training and certification of core competence of personnel who work on equipment for use in explosive atmospheres. Such training provides companies with a target for their employees, which is recognised by the self-regulated sector of this industry as a necessary component of their Personnel Competency.
TRAINING METHODOLOGY – specify teaching media
Participants will learn by active participation during the program through the use of exercises, syndicate and group discussion, training videos
A variety of self-evaluation tests and Team interaction exercises will be present throughout the course which utilise case studies and sample documentation. Delegates are assessed throughout the course by progress through the Lessons.
PROGRAM OUTLINE – What is covered each day
- International regulations including ATEX & NFPA
- International schemes (NEC/IECEx)
- Hazardous areas overview
- Explosion Demonstrations
- Ignition sources of gas and dust
- Introduction to Area classification
- Categories, EPLs & Marking
- Equipment for use in hazardous areas
- Types of protection, electrical and non-electrical
- Repairs & Modifications
- Updates and Standards Changes