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Personal Competency Can Be a Weak Link in Most Safety Chains

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Explosive atmospheres are no exception and there are many ways either for an individual or companies, to improve

The companies who realize the challenges in this area, and mandate competency lead the way by example and their safety statistics are always testament to this!

Within the IEC60079 series of standards there are 3 defined levels of personnel with regards to explosive atmospheres that should be considered when creating a competency matrix:

  1. Operative
  2. Designer
  3. Responsible Person

The best examples ATEC have seen when it comes to a competency matrix has usually consisted of a stepped approach whereby:

  1. Awareness is first created within the relevant workforce
  2. A GAP analysis is created within the Operative/Designer/Responsible person population
  3. Competency Training & Assessment takes place
Personal Competency Can Be a Weak Link in Most Safety Chains

ATEC delivers a wide range of training to cover every step of your EX Competency journey. Our courses and customized training programs are designed and independently certified to give confidence that the highest standards of delivery, with consistency & impartiality are practiced.

ATEC have the largest global reach for training when it come to potentially explosive atmospheres, with certified CompEx & IECEX Training & Assessment centers throughout the Americas, Middle East & Asia.

We can be found nearby to suit your global needs.

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About ATEC Services

We are a group of companies focused on services related to Hazardous Area Awareness and Asset Integrity. We provide specialized safety training and inspection services for companies who deal with the world of Potentially Explosive Atmospheres. From our inception over 11 Years ago, ATEC has without a doubt, been the go-to company for hazardous area compliance around the world.

With Office’s, Training and Inspection Centers in Houston and Singapore, the group is dedicated to the safety of personnel and asset protection by supplying International NEC / IEC Electrical Cables & Hazardous Area Accessories, Atex, IECEx competence training, including CompEx assessments, facility compliance and equipment inspection services. 

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We are pleased to officially announce the merger of EUTEX International and ATEC. Effective February 14th, 2022, both companies will operate as EUTEX International. This merger makes EUTEX the leading electrical supplier of hazardous area products and services around the globe.

The merger comes as a conjoint effort to offer the worldwide energy and renewable industry an integrated and boundary-pushing approach to working safely in hazardous areas. Our team acknowledges that our products and services impact other people’s lives, so minimizing safety risks for personnel and assets has always been our highest priority.