Development of the Explosion Protection Document
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What we will do for you
- we will develop an explosion protection document including an explosion risk assessment and designation hazardous zones
- when any change has been made affecting the work place, the machines located therein or the work organisation which subsequently can affect explosion safety, we will update the explosion protection document
Because for the last 20 years we have completed hundreds of explosion safety projects directly in customers’ facilities. Apart from regulatory studies our activities also include physical adaptation of industrial plant to explosion safety and process requirements. This is why we have gained unique experience in all major industries – from the food industry, through the chemical and petrochemical industries, to the energy and wood industries.
PROJECTS WE HAVE TAKEN PART IN
Power Industry Looks after Safety of Their Facilities – Explosion Protection Document for Four Heating Plants and Two Boiler Houses
Dedicated Explosion Safety System (DESS) for four dedusting installations in the pharmaceutical industry
Project of modernization of a bucket elevator and chips containers
Explosion risk assessment of the starch and gelatin receiving, storage and transport system
Risk assessment for the flour receiving, storage and transport system
Explosion safety audit of the sewage sludge drying, transport and storage divisions
Provide a complete dust and gas extraction system for two production lines in an aluminium industry manufacturing plant located in Western Europe
Monitoring dangerous gas concentrations with gas detection systems
Comprehensive adjustment of the production facility to the requirements of explosion and process safety conditions
Analysis and assessment of explosion risk for a dedusting filter project
The explosion protection document includes both risk assessment and explosion hazard area classification. The employer is obliged to draw up the document, which is prescribed by the Regulation of the Minister of Economy of 8 July 2010 on minimum requirements for health and safety at work related to a potential risk of occurrence of an explosive atmosphere in the work place (Journal of Laws 2010 No. 138, item 931; Section 7(1)).
The Regulation reads that before it makes the work place available, the employer should draw up the explosion protection document based on risk assessment […]. If the work place, work place equipment or work organisation were subject to change which could affect the risk assessment result, the employer should immediately revise the document.
In particular, the above document should include:
- a description of safeguard measures taken to meet the requirements set out in the Regulation and to mitigate the detrimental effects of an explosion;
- a list of explosion hazard areas along with their classification into zones;
- the employer’s declaration that:
- the work places, equipment and warning devices are designed, used and maintained so as to ensure their safe and proper operation,
- the equipment satisfies the requirements set out in regulations on minimum occupational health and safety requirements in the operation of machinery by employees during work,
- assessment of risk related to potential explosive atmosphere was made;
- dates of review of measures referred to in 4(1); determination, for all people performing work for various employers in the same work place, of:
- safeguard measures identified in 1,
- rules for coordination of use of such measures by the employer with responsibility for the work place,
- purpose of coordination and methods and procedures of its implementation.