The answer should be straightforward but perhaps we need to as a perhaps rhetorical question;
How does a partner or customer know that a service provider is providing services in accordance to the requirements of IEC 60079 series Standards?
International Standards provide “agreed technical requirements” however to be effective these need to be understood and applied in a uniform or standardised manner
Publication of and knowledge of International Standards does NOT ensure standardisation on its own – so how does a partner or customer know?
In the IEC world an “Ex” Service Facility should be able to provide proof that the service it is providing in accordance to the requirements of IEC 60079 series of Standards, after all in most countries, health & safety legislation makes the employer responsible for safety of employees and the safety of work equipment
So what is your defence in the case of incidents arising from equipment defects after installation or in operation?
“We use an IECEx certified service facility”
IECEx Certified Service Facility status provides a partner or customer with confidence of capability, this is because as an IECEx Service Facility, the fcaility have been independently audited by an IECEX Certification Body to provide assurance that there is expertise, impartiality, and auditable procedures in place ensuring work is done with integrity & under scrutiny of IECEx.
The key focus is;
PEOPLE – Trained, experienced competent personnel
TECHNICAL – Have technical competency across all levels of the service being provided
QUALITY – Have a detailed quality system and procedures to underline consistency and commitment
Knowledge | Skill | Experience | Training
Machinery | Measurement | Calibration
Quality Management | Commitment
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ATEC are an IECEx Certified Service Facility whose staff are certified, highly skilled hazardous-area professionals who know IEC standards “inside out” and can apply them in a uniform practical manner
ATEC ensure your asset is compliant and safe whilst passing on our expertise thorough cooperation during our engagement
During Inspection & Verification programs ATEC’S detailed reporting outlines all of the tasks required to make the area compliant and safe, plus any remedial actions are identified or can be rectified as part of a very efficient strategy.
ATEC use the leading hazardous-area data systems which are capable of meeting with the current demands of any clients in any sector. These systems allow for real-time inspections and data retrieval from any location in the world using constantly developing technologies These systems allow for high levels of efficiency in initial and periodic inspection and can be utilized to allow introduction of Risk Based Inspection.