ATEX Inspection

Do you work with electrical equipment? Then you are required by the Working Conditions Decree to have a (new) installation in an ATEX zone inspected in detail.


ATEX and the NEN 1010 are important for most companies dealing with flammable substances and should definitely not be forgotten.

ATEX Training

The aim of an ATEX in-company training course is to train employees in such a way that they master the knowledge required for their job in relation to ATEX

ATEX inspection

We can do a Quickscan for you, perform the ATEX inspection as well as the initial (first) inspection (NEN 1010 and ATEX) and much more.

When should an electrical (ATEX) inspection be carried out?

A newly built electrical installation must comply with the technical parts of NEN 1010 (see the requirements included in the Buildings Decree). According to the Working Conditions Decree, electrical installations must be designed and constructed in such a way that safe use is guaranteed. This is demonstrated by the first inspection according to NEN1010 part 6.

During construction, electrical equipment must be prevented from being installed in an area where there is a risk of explosion hazard (ATEX area). If this is not possible, the electrical equipment and its power chain must be subjected to an ATEX inspection, according to NEN-EN-IEC 60079-14, in addition to NEN1010.

Part of the initial inspection is to determine the subsequent periodic inspection. The purpose of these periodic inspections is to determine whether the electrical installation is in a good and safe state of use. To carry out these periodic inspections, NEN 1010 refers to the relevant provisions of NEN3140. For installation parts in an ATEX area, additional inspections must be carried out according to NEN-EN-IEC 60079-17.

Inspection methodology

For safety reasons, it is a legal requirement to inspect electrical installations. This is because an electrical installation installed in an ATEX area is a potential source of ignition. Electrical equipment in an ATEX area must therefore be protected in such a way as to prevent ignition. This is achieved by installing electrical equipment with the ATEX protection modes. An ATEX inspection checks the maintenance of these protection modes.

Because the consequences of an explosion are so great, the motto of the ATEX standards and guidelines is preventive maintenance! Preventing…

What can we do for you?

  • We can check the condition of your installation by means of a quick scan. Here, we can draw up a maintenance plan together with you. A Quick scan is a quick way to check your installation, but an ATEX inspection is more extensive. By performing a Quick scan, you ensure that few deficiencies will come to light during the subsequent ATEX inspection.
  • We can carry out ATEX inspection for you
  • We can carry out the initial (first) inspection (NEN 1010 and ATEX) in cooperation with you

We are not limited to this work. Are you dealing with potential ignition sources or in doubt about this? Then definitely do not hesitate to contact us!