SGS Netherlands announces new service to mitigate explosion hazards

Released on: August 8, 2008, 2:31 am

Press Release Author: SGS Industrial

Industry: Industrial

Press Release Summary: SGS Industrial Services introduces explosion protection
services, offering consultation, inspection and trainings for explosion safety in
the Netherlands

Press Release Body: Explosion hazards are a recognized issue throughout the world
but controlling and mitigating these risks remains complex and an ongoing area of
concern. Expert knowledge and experience is required to identify, evaluate and
reduce such risks to a tolerable level.

To cater the demanding needs of the industry, SGS introduced its new service:
Explosion Protection offering consultation, inspection and trainings for explosion

The European sector is governed by the two directives ATEX 137 and ATEX 95 referring
the safety of workers and the assessment of equipment design.

SGS Industrial Services can not only assist you in achieving compliance with these
requirements in order to protect against explosion hazards but also to avoid the
regulatory penalties for non-compliance.

Even though inspections to identify explosion related issues are obligatory, their
value is often underestimated and they are usually only limited to electrical
hardware only. Inspections performed by SGS give you greater insight regarding the
conditions of the zone integrity (release sources, ventilation conditions,
housekeeping, markings, etc.) and technical integrity of the special design of your

SGS explosion safety experts also developed a number of training programmes
including courses for personnel working in hazardous areas, designers and inspectors
of hazardous areas.

Explosion Protection Services help you to identify hazardous sources, to design and
implement measures to prevent ignition and mitigate the effects of explosions on
personnel, assets and business continuity.

For more information please visit:

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification,
testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global
benchmark in quality and integrity.
With more than 53\'000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1'000 offices and
laboratories around the world.

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Contact Details: SGS Nederland B.V.
Industrial Services/Explosion Protection
Otto Bouma
Postbus 200
3200 AE Spijkenisse
T +31 (0)181 693 690
F +31 (0)181 693 583

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