Welcome to Atex Help.
Starting from scratch is always a daunting experience. Especially when it requires in depth technical and legislative knowhow, along with consequences for getting it wrong. Having help on hand for guidance, advice, training and support is a valuable resource. This is what ATEX HELP can provide, helping you and your products succeed in the potentially explosive atmospheres Industry
Help starts here.
Atex Help is here to guide you with development of your UKCA/ATEX / IECEX compliant system, in meeting the requirements of the Atex Directive 2014/34 EU or International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres (IECEx System)
Having the correct certification for your products is paramount within the ATEX Industry. Common questions asked from businesses new to the industry are:
Can my product be self certified?
Does it need testing?
Who are Notified Bodies?
What is needed to generate a EU Type Certificate?
Is the suppliers certificate correct?
What zone can my product be placed in?
Atex Help can help guide you through these queries and more.
Gases, vapours, mists and dusts can all form potentially explosive atmospheres when mixed with air. Hazardous area classification is used to identify places where, because of the potential for an explosive atmosphere, special precautions over sources of ignition are needed to prevent fires and explosions.
Atex Zones denote the areas of risk, products designed for these areas must be manufactured and certified accordingly to the specific Category for that Zone. Atex Help guides you through this process and ensures the correct Category is applied to your products
Dispelling the myths is critical for Technical Understanding, there are many tales and exaggerations that are discussed. Some are based on rules of thumb others are nonsense and lead to wasting time and effort, incurring costs.
Atex Help offers one to one support for all matters relating to Atex, from Pre audit checks, Verifying documentation, Training and guidance, Assessing bought in equipment for compliance, Product assessments, Building a Technical File, Notified Bodies liaison, Supplier Audits, Internal Audits.
UKCA for other industries please use this link www.ukca-help.uk
With skills in the ATEX industry at a premium. Atex Help can fill the gap if an ATEX critical employee leaves unexpectedly, we perform the duties while training an replacement. Ensuring the overall system is unaffected. With the added benefit of a GAP Analysis undertaken to ensure compliance.
All the Tools You Need to Succeed.
Having Atex Help support, enables you to educate your staff at all levels. A guiding hand in all the processes needed to design, manufacture, test and certify your products for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Atex Help breaks down the complex and confusing Standards and Directives in to easy to follow steps. Working directly with companies to integrate policies and work instructions in to their own Quality systems. Ensuring a traceable and auditable document and assessment path is achieved.
Working closely with Quality, Health and Safety, Design, and Production departments, Atex Help ensures all the aspects of the UKCA / ATEX/IECEX processes are integrated.
Atex applies to the following:
Any material in that is combustible dry bulky in the form of crumbs, grains, pellets, shreds, dust, powder, flake or crushed products of chemical composition or bio-matter, can potentially explode when ignited. Materials such as Biomass, Sugar, Food Processing, Coal, Grain, Wood, Chemicals. Gas, Mists and Vapours also are potentially explosive and are included in the Directives.