Application of Directive 1999/92/EC to potentially explosive work areas by setting the minimum provisions for the protection of health and safety of workers exposed to risks arising from explosive atmospheres (ATEX)


The business owner shall take measures of technical and organizational nature in accordance with the following basic principles: to prevent the formation of explosive or prevent the ignition of explosive atmospheres and to mitigate the harmful effects of an explosion.

One of the most important parts to be taken into account in the sector of industrial safety are the ATEX environments.

DISTEC, can offer the study and evaluation of the risks, to contribute to solve different problems such as:

Facilities according to Directive 1999/92/EC:

-Technical and organizational actions
-Avoid the formation of explosive atmosphere (ATEX)
-Classification of zones/ areas
-Development and design of the explosion protection document
-Technical project of solutions (ATEX)
-Adaptation works of equipment in potentially explosive areas, following the explosion protection document

Equipment and protective systems, according to Directive 2014/34/UE:

– Applied to manufacturers of equipment and protective system that can be used in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
– Electrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, according to UNE-EN 60079
– Etc.