Explosion protection document
Mandatory for companies where potentially explosive atmospheres are likely to be present. It’s governed by the European Directive 1999/92/EC (ATEX 137) and applied to explosion protection in work places. This requires that the employer carries out an assessment of the risks from a possible explosion. It also requires appropriate measures to be taken to ensure the safety of the employees. ATEX Directive applies irrespective of the number of employees or the likelihood of an incident. The results of the risk assessment as well as the resulting safety measures must be recorded by the employer in an explosion protection document.