Comprehensive and Professional Assessment of Fire and Explosion Risk is an essential pre-requisite for any organisation to effectively manage personnel, property and business risk.

EX-Consulting's wealth of experience helps our customers cost effectively manage fire and explosion risk whilst demonstrating and maintaining legal compliance.

What are hazardous area risk assessments?

hazardous-area-risk-assessment2A hazardous area risk assessment is required by any business that handles flammable materials. It is an assessment of hazardous events associated with the use of dangerous substances.

Typically a structured semi-quantitative process, a hazardous area risk assessment by EX-Consulting provides clear consistent results with assigned risk ratings indicating the tolerability of fire and explosion risks for each event.

When is a hazardous area risk assessment needed?

Hazardous area risk assessments are required where personnel are at risk in support of:

  • New builds
  • Facilities subject to significant modification OR
  • Existing sites

Regulations and standards

hazardous-area-risk-assessment3Hazardous area risk assessments are a legal requirement of the ATEX User Directive and the implementing EU Member State legislation such as the UK Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR).


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


Experience of almost all high risk industries

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

Complementary services

  • Hazardous Area Auditing
  • Area Classification
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Hazardous Area Project Support
  • Explosion Safety Verification Support
  • Technical Advice