This 2 day course is suitable for anyone requiring the necessary training to undertake Risk Assessments and Hazardous Area Classifications to ensure compliance.

The course covers semi-quantitative approaches to assess risk in potentially explosive atmospheres, in addition to covering the requirements of IEC/EN 60079-10-1, IEC/EN 60079-10-2 referencing industry codes such as IGEM SR25, IP15 amongst others. 


  • ATEX Legislative Overview | An introduction to the ATEX Product (2014/34/EU, formerly 94/9/EC) and User (99/92/EC) Directives
  • Hazardous Area Terminology and Risk Management Principles | Terminology, Definitions and Principles of Area Classification
  • An Introduction to Equipment Protection Concepts | An overview of the methods of protection applied to electrical and non-electrical equipment
  • Ex Equipment Markings, Interpretation and Selection | How to interpret explosion protection documentation and select equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
  • Hazardous Area Workplace Risk Assessment and Safe Practice | How to assess and effectively manage risks within potentially explosive atmospheres through safe practice


  • Area Classification of Combustible Dust Atmospheres | An overview of IEC/EN 60079-10-2 (2015)
  • Area Classification of Gas, Vapour and Mist Atmospheres | An Overview IEC/EN 60079-10-1(2009)
  • Area Classification Release Rate Examples | Release Rate Calculations for Flammable Liquids, Gases and Vapours
  • Area Classification Assessment of Ventilation Examples | Examples Applying Annex B, IEC/EN 60079-10-1
  • An Introduction To and Use of Area Classification Industry Codes |The Application of Industry Codes for Area Classification
  • Post course Assessment

All course attendees receive a detailed course manual for reference.