WHAT ARE ATEX INSPECTIONS?
ATEX inspections are hugely important, and will assist your organisation in demonstrating that all ATEX equipment is certified, has the right protection for the potentially explosive atmosphere, and is safe to use. If inspections are not carried out, it presents a huge risk of explosions and potential fatalities.
Regular ATEX inspections are vital in order to ensure equipment is fit for purpose and is compliant with regulations.
There are three types of ATEX inspections used, which are required at different stages of the equipment life cycle; visual, close and detailed.
Whilst regular ATEX inspections are clearly very important when it comes to ensuring safety in explosive environments, it can be challenging to track all inspections when hundreds of pieces of equipment are needed to be used by the workforce.
So, how can organisations keep track of equipment that is safe to use? That’s where EXTAGS came in.
WHAT ARE EXTAGS?
EXTAGS are a type of inspection tag, which identifies the Ex inspection status of equipment in ATEX environments.
EXTAGS are a highly visual tagging solution, which clearly communicates that equipment has been tested, the type of test that was carried out, and the date of the last test - giving your workforce peace of mind that equipment is safe to use and fit for purpose.
In environments where there is a large number of equipment, the use of colour coded tags can make things even more simple. For example, if a blue tag was assigned to a 2020 visual inspection, your team can quickly identify that the equipment is due for another inspection.
EXTAGS are especially useful for brands working in harsh environments, as they can be easily and reliably attached to the equipment.
At REGALTAGS, our EXTAGS are manufactured from extremely tough Prism Polypropylene, so they are guaranteed to be UV resistant, durable and freeze resistant.
Additionally, inspections can be made even more efficient through the use of QR code, which can be used alongside inspection tracking software to ensure that data is stored safely and digitally.