BRAND NEW TO MAINTEC 2012!
MAINTEC 2012 will now house a specialist Hazardous Area exhibition (HAZEX).
HAZEX has been created to reflect the growing responsibilities of engineering professionals and the growing concerns and tighter legislation over the health and safety of industrial, commercial and government sites and facilities.
This is a must-attend event for any hazardous area professional involved with aspects of hazardous engineering and the health and safety of hazardous environments.
Why should you attend HAZEX 2012?
HAZEX will be a one stop shop for engineers looking to comply with the latest health & safety legislation. Over recent months there have been many high profiled incidents that have resulted in deaths within the industrial workplace. It is our intention to help engineers and health & safety professionals alike implement the best safety practices available and minimise the risks associated with working within hazardous areas. HAZEX will be the ideal platform in which to give engineers the knowledge to all the current tools, services and best practice associated with hazardous engineering.
Who should attend?
- Engineers that work within hazardous environments. Typical industries include the offshore and petrochem sector as well as utilities, chemical and pharmaceutical and mining and quarrying.
- Job functions will include maintenance, project, production, health & safety, operations, facilities, electrical and senior decision makers.
HAZEX offers visitors the opportunity to discover the latest products, legislation, case studies and latest techniques applicable to engineers working within hazardous environments.
Accompanying the exhibition will be a comprehensive seminar programme covering a variety of topics relating to working within hazardous areas.
One of the new minefields for engineering and operations professionals is the mandatory European Community directive ATEX 94/9/EC.
ATEX stands for atmosphere explosive and it is the law in the EU. HAZEX offers ATEX approved companies the ideal platform in which to showcase their products & services.
The ATEX labelling & markings on products should include the following information:
1. It is in compliance with the relevant & applicable safety standards
2. It is operational in a specific temperature range
3. It is intended for use in hazardous or explosive atmospheres
4. It is approved for certain gas grouping
5. That it meets all the directives
Sectors that now rely on stringent and necessary ATEX approved products and hazardous area best practice include:
• Oil & gas
• Food & beverage
• Utilities & transportation
The following are some useful links:
UKAS - www.ukas.com
ATEX notified bodies
US Chemical Safety Board - www.chemsafety.gov
Environmental Agency - www.environment-agency.gov.uk
Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform - www.berr.gov.uk
Health and Safety Executive - www.hse.gov.uk