At Hornbill, we will provide the practical advice and support you need to ensure that your hazardous area installations comply fully with the entire regulatory framework - at all times.
We offer DSEAR compliance reporting, which includes a detailed visual inspection with the option of an inspection and asset database. We also carry out initial ATEX Inspection and Testing (BS EN 60079-17). This covers the design of your electrical installations within hazardous areas and sets out any necessary remedial work.
Should any gaps exist between the condition of your installations and the regulatory requirements, Hornbill will explain these to you and create a plan to address the weaknesses.
To help you stay compliant thereafter, Hornbill can provide ongoing hazardous area maintenance and inspection and testing services.
Our compliance services cover the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR), Electricity at Work Regulations (EAWR) and BS 7671 Electrical Inspection and Testing.
DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosives Atmospheres Regulations) oblige employers to eliminate or control the risks from explosive atmospheres in the workplace. In DSEAR, an explosive atmosphere is a mixture of dangerous substances with air, under atmospheric conditions, in the form of gases, vapours, mist or dust in which, after ignition has occurred, combustion spreads to the entire unburned mixture.
ATEX refers to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres:
To find out more about Hornbill’s Hazardous Area services, call us on +44 (0) 1792 818111 or send us a message below.
Hornbill provide a full turnkey service from area inspection, testing and installation to maintaining and certifying. Providing ATEX and DSEAR Services to fulfil your needs to achieving your legal responsibility.
With our experienced and CompEx qualified engineers covering Gas, Dust, Water, Mechanical and Petroleum and multi skills we can provide:
We are an NICEIC approved contractor for Hazardous Areas
Our Inspectors are fully conversant in the following standards, and have experience in working in a variety of hazardous area environments from Water Industry, Pharmaceutical, Chemical plants, Gas & Oil storage and refineries to Power Stations and supported by our very own Compex Licensed Training centre:
BS EN 60079-17 2014 states a requirement for all equipment in the hazardous areas must be inspected every 3 years and a maintenance/inspection plan must be put in place to accomplish this, and must include the following types of inspections
Hornbill can work closely with you to adapt and develop your inspections around your companies requirements
Using our own bespoke software we can/will produce/create
Our Installations are fully compliant in the following standards:
Using our own bespoke software we will produce/create