Equipment operating in hazardous areas has the potential to be the source of an ignition.

Equipment inspections help to ensure the required level of safety.

Why hazardous area equipment inspection is necessary

hazardous-area-equipment-inspection2Any equipment (both fixed and mobile) operating in hazardous areas needs to be regularly inspected to determine that:

  • Initially, the explosion protection integrity is suitable for first use and
  • Periodically remains intact for the duration of its life.

International standards provide clear guidance for inspecting electrical equipment, whilst non–electrical equipment is normally inspected and maintained in accordance with the original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) instructions.

What will an EX-Consulting hazardous area equipment inspection involve?

Competency Verified Inspectors and experienced EX-Consulting Engineers conduct the inspections. They conduct a full assessment of the equipment documenting results.

All equipment is tagged identifying the equipment has been inspected plus comprehensive documentation is provided detailing corrective actions required in order of priority.

Regulations and standards

EX-Consulting hazardous area equipment inspections are undertaken according to recognised Harmonised European Standard IEC/EN 60079-17.

What happens if there is non-conformance?

Following equipment inspections, in some cases a level of non-conformance is identified, which inevitably affects the level of explosion safety on site.

EX-Consulting can help to prioritise the issues and recommend appropriate levels of temporary controls as necessary. EX-Consulting will also recommended manageable, effective solutions to any non-conformance problems, bringing installations back in line with compliance requirements of the relevant Ex Standards. Specific services offered include:


Please contact one of our hazardous area consulting team to discuss further.


Experience of almost all high risk industries

Our Inspectors have extensive, practical and professional experience in a wide range of industries including, Petrochemical, Power, Pharmceutical, Chemical Processing and Manufacture, Water, Waste, Aerospace and Cosmetics, amongst many others.

Complementary services

  • Hazardous Area Auditing
  • Risk Assessments
  • Hazardous Area Project Support
  • Explosion Safety Verification Support
  • Technical Advice