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ATEX Certified Fall Protection Equipment What you need to know about working safely in explosive atmospheres Working at height or in confined space is a risky business. Combine this with working in a potentially explosive atmosphere and another dimension is added to the risk. All equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres including fall protection equipment needs to be ATEX certified. • What is ATEX ? The term ATEX is taken from EXplosive ATmospheres and is a certification given to a product to indicate that it is fit for its intended purpose and that adequate information is supplied to ensure it can be used safely. • What is an “Explosive Atmosphere” ? Hazardous areas are divided into three zones based on how often (frequency and duration) the explosive atmosphere is caused by gases, vapours, mists or air/dust mixtures. Zone 0 : Explosive gas atmosphere is present continuously or for a long period. Must not have ignition sources that can become effective even in the event of a rare malfunction. Zone 1 : Explosive gas atmosphere is likely to occur in normal operation. May have effective ignition sources (with a malfunction applied) protected by a concept listed in EN13463-1. Zone 2 : Explosive gas atmosphere is not likely to occur in normal operation and if it does occur is likely to do so only infrequently and will exist for a short period only. Must also be protected by a concept when ignition is capable (relative to the gas or dust) in normal operation. Zone 2 Zone 1 Zone 0 To help safeguard workers in these environments, Capital Safety, the world leader in fall protection, has introduced a range of ATEX certified fall protection equipment. Our ATEX products and systems are fully compliant with European ATEX Directives : • Directive 94/9/EC applies to all equipment and protective systems to be used in potentially explosive atmospheres. • Directive 99/92/EC refers to the minimum requirements for the improvement of health and safety at work for employees working in areas with an explosion hazard. Tank Farms Power Plants Agro Process Confined Spaces Oil & Gas Tanker Supplying Aviation


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