ATEX - Explosion risk control, Bureau Veritas

ATEX - Explosion risk control

Did you know that working with flammable liquids, gases or dust can cause...

  • Fire or explosion in the company?

  • Consequences for your business?

  • Consequences for you?

  • Punishment if the existing legislation is not complied?

If your company deals with flammable liquids, gases or dust when working, there is often a potential risk of an explosive atmosphere (ATEX) forming and hereby a risk of fire or explosion.

Due to the potential risk, the authorities require these companies to carry out an ATEX assessment to secure the surrounding environment, improve the working environment and protect their employees.

In addition to grain silos and the wood processing industry, which are typically subjects to ATEX, the directive also covers companies that house combustible liquids (e.g. solvents and paints). Other examples of companies that are subjects to the Directive are companies that have equipment using flammable liquids (heating oil, oil, etc.) and carry out activities using flammable gases (such as propane or hydrogen).

The help is available

If your company is a subject to the ATEX rules and you are about to perform an ATEX assessment, the help is near. Bureau Veritas is ready to help with advice, sparring, inspection, audits and training in all parts of your organization, so that you meet the statutory obligations and are trained to spot potential explosive situations and areas. Remember that a re-assessment must be performed if there are changes in companies that may affect the safety.

At Bureau Veritas we have experienced advisors with specialized knowledge within ATEX. Therefore, we offer:

  • Definition of ATEX risk areas
  • Dangerous areas management
  • Zoning optimization
  • Consulting and inspection
  • Training of your staff

With Bureau Veritas as a partner to control the risk of an explosion or fire, your company demonstrates that the statutory ATEX directive is handled with seriousness. You can even document your efforts towards stakeholders and thereby show that you are in control of the situation.

Benefits of ATEX

  • Your company complies with its ATEX obligations
  • Minimizing the risk of accidents
  • The skills to spot potential explosive situations and areas yourself
  • Safeguarding employees and the surrounding environment


Yann Guillygomarc'h
Project Manager Industry
Phone: +45 2180 9394