The ATEX directive consists of European Commission Directives 94/9/EC (equipment directive) and 1999/92/EC (workplace directive) regarding potentially explosive atmospheres, working in such atmospheres and the equipment used in such atmospheres.
In European Union, the requirements of ATEX directive were put into effect through regulations 7 and 11 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).
The requirements in DSEAR apply to all workplaces that deals with flammable dust or powders.
British Health and Safety Executive
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Also this wood working factory fire accident could have been prevented by Atexon Spark Detection and Extinguishing system with integrated fan overheat sensors.