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ATEX Awareness Training

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

The ATEX Directives govern worker protection in Hazardous areas (where there are flammable substances which have a risk of explosion).

This 1-day CPD certified seminar will highlight and explain the legal and practical requirements outlined in the EU ATEX Directives, and would be highly relevant to anyone who works within an environment where flammable substances are used or stored. 

On leaving this course delegates should understand the requirements of the Directive, what permits and procedures are required, and how to ensure compliance. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of how to mitigate hazards, and how to identify potentially hazardous areas and ignition sources. On top of this delegates will receive a full course pack to refer back to at any time, as well as a certificate containing 5 structured CPD points.

Course content

  • Understanding and dealing with Explosive Atmospheres 

  • EU ATEX Directives 

  • Irish National Legislation

  • Organisational and training requirements

  • Documentation and permit to work requirements

  • Area classification for Gases and Dusts

  • Potential Ignition Sources

  • Explosion Protection Document Preparation & Content 

  • Safe Systems of Work

  • Equipment Standards

  • Equipment Protection Levels

  • Electrical Equipment and installations

  • Mechanical Equipment 

  • Inspection and Maintenance

  • Electrostatic Hazards

  • Ventilation Systems in Hazardous areas

Who should attend?

This course would be relevant to those responsible for safety in the workplace, as well as Engineering Managers, Maintenance Managers, Fire Officers, Production Managers, Chemical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, EH&S Personnel, Safety Officers and personnel who work in an explosive environment.


On completion, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This course costs €375 (Early-bird) normal rate is €425. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.