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Our aim is to build strong relationships with clients through cost effective compliance and dependable mobilisation coupled with accurate and reliable results. With our extensive knowledge and experience we can help clients comply with the DSEAR Regulations in a cost effective way and safeguard site safety. Below is more information about our core services.

Area Classification

What DSEAR Regulations require: Every employer shall classify places at the workplace where an explosive atmosphere may occur into hazardous or non-hazardous areas which are then classified into hazardous zones. Area classification is about assessing the likelihood that explosive atmospheres will occur, their type and persistence and then the extension of the hazardous zone. Area classifications are another crucial element of the explosion risk assessment. The obligations on the plant operator in the DSEAR Regulation is to identify, utilising the area classification places where controls over ignition sources are required Milaco engineers are skilled in classifying Hazardous environments where explosive atmospheres may occur. We will work seamlessly with your engineers and production staff. Producing an area classification document which will become the basis for your future installation and compliance.

Atex Inspections

Taken From DSEAR Regulations: employers must ensure that verification of their hazardous area equipment is carried out by someone competent. The Inspector must have obtained sufficient practical and theoretical knowledge from prior experience and/or professional training relevant to the particular workplace and work activity they intend to inspect. BS EN (IEC) 60079-17 outlines the details for ongoing ATEX inspection of equipment used or associated with hazardous areas, whether it be gas, vapour or dusts Milaco will ensure your organisations' compliance with DSEAR. Compliance is achieved by yearly Inspection over a three-year term utilising three different grades of ATEX inspection. Visual, Close, and Detailed, each of which provides an increased degree of investigation. Our engineers will draw on their vast experience and knowledge of all current and previous standards. Working in conjunction with your engineers, we will create a suitable, cost-effective inspection program using modern web-based technologies.

Initial Inspection

On the completion of the installation work and prior to your first use, Milaco will complete initial detailed inspection of the new installation which will be carried out in accordance with Annex C, which is based on the “detailed” grade of inspection in IEC 60079-17. Initial inspections are now regarded as part of the installation process. In 2013 they were moved from the inspection standard (IEC 60079-17) to the installation standard (IEC 60079-14). Milaco will be checking during the Initial inspections that the selected type of protection and its installation are appropriate. After which verification dossier shall be prepared for every installation and as required should be either kept on the premises or stored in another location. In the latter case, a document shall be left on the premises indicating who the owner or owners are and where that information is kept, so that when required, copies may be obtained.

BS 7671 Electrical Testing

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, recommends that all electrical works in the UK conform to IET Wiring Regulations, known as BS 7671. The regulations cover the design, selection, erection, inspection and testing of electrical installations. The Electrical Installation Certificate provides written confirmation that the installation work to which it relates to has been designed, constructed, inspected and tested in accordance with BS 7671 These requirements may seem overly complex and hard to comprehend a clear set of actions you need to undertake. Therefore we will advise you on your statutory responsibilities. Our service will ensure your existing installation complies with these regulations. We can implement a testing schedule and strategy to ensure your fixed wiring remains compliant at all times. Compliance is vital not just for safety but also BS 7671 compliance is required by Insurance Companies and local HSE departments. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which incorporates the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, a statutory legal duty is placed on all Employers. Employers must ensure employees and all others are not subjected to risks to their health and safety in the workplace In particular, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires those in control of part or all of an electrical system to ensure the system is safe to use and is maintained throughout its working life. Milaco engineers are fully qualified to Test Electrical Installations in hazardous areas. We are well placed to advise and apply your electrical testing requirements to offer you complete peace of mind

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