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ATEX Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Date Venue Days Price
02 Jul 2015Dublin1€ 395EnquireBook

ATEX Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application)
Regulations 2007

One Day Training Course



The ATEX 137 Directive 1999/92/EC was transposed into Irish law as the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations in 2007 Part 8 Explosive atmospheres at places of work. It requires employers to classify workplaces where explosive atmospheres may occur into either hazardous or non-hazardous places. Those places identified as hazardous must be classified into zones, and specific prevention measures detailed in the Regulations must be applied.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this training course, delegates should be able to:


  • Understand requirements of the ATEX Directive and Part 8 of the General Application Regulations
  • Identify what procedures and permits to work are required
  • Know the steps need to be taken to achieve compliance
  • Know what flammability data is required
  • Identify hazardous areas
  • Identify potential ignition sources
  • Understand how to mitigate explosion hazards
  • Understand the content of an Explosion Protection Document 

Who Should Attend

Personnel responsible for process safety in the workplace, Engineering Managers, Production Managers, EH&S Managers

Course Programme


  • Overview of Directive and the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Part 8.
  • Organisational and training requirements
  • Documentation and permit to work requirements
  • Flammable materials and flammability data
  • Area and zone classification
  • Sources of ignition
  • Explosion prevention and protection
  • Explosion protection documents (EPD)


This course uses practical exercises to highlight gaps in ATEX compliance and to allow participants initiate the risk assessment process.

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Course Times

9.00am - 5.00pm

Public Course Cost

€395 (includes course documentation, lunch and refreshments)

In-House Courses

For In-House courses the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual

Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

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