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Dust Explosions

Dust Explosions


£235.00 price excludes VAT


This award-winning course, delivered in partnership with BPE, examines the causes and prevention of explosive atmospheres the requirements of the European ATEX directives and the associated IEC and ISO standards.

The ATEX directives form the legal requirements in the EU and cover the minimum requirements for improving the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres and are an approximation of the laws of EU Member States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Similar regulation exists in many countries outside Europe and the IEC and ISO standards are globally applicable.

This course uses a ten-step approach to consider all of the requirements for dust explosion risk reduction whether these are covered by regulations or the IEC/ISO standards.

The modules are effective as stand-alone training sessions or as part of a modular programme.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • the definition and causes of explosive atmospheres
  • the ATEX directive and IEC/ISO standards
  • the ten-step approach to managing risk and the eight-point are clarification methodology
  • the sources of ignition and how to manage them.

Who will benefit

Safety engineers, managers and all staff responsible for ensuring compliance with the ATEX regulations.

What do you get?

  • Downloads of all modules 
  • Most modules have a FAQ section at the end 
  • Digital copies of slides and supporting materials (PDF) 
  • E-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation for CPD purposes (on request)

Course outline

Module 1: 

  • The ATEX directive and IEC/ISO standards
  • The explosion pentagon
  • The ten-step approach to managing risk (an introduction)
  • FAQs

Module 2:

  • Definition of explosive atmospheres
  • Eight-point hazard area classification methodology
  •  FAQs

Module 3:

  • Explosions and particle properties
  • Sources of ignition
  • Managing sources of ignition
  • FAQs

Module 4:

  • Assessing confinement and explosion consequences
  • Risk-reduction using simple measures
  • Residual risk
  • Oxygen – exclusion and mitigation
  • Other risk reduction measures
  • FAQs

Multiple-user fee

If you have several people you want to train, take a look at our multiple user option – allowing you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £1055 + VAT.

Train your team   

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements, and this could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. Request a quotation 

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