REDwire How to operate safely in hazardous environments

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CSA Group offers testing and certification services for products and equipment used in hazardous locations.

When accidents happen in hazardous locations — those where explosive elements like flammable gas or vapour, liquid and dust are present — it may result in personal injury, property damage and environmental damage. To help reduce the risks associated with operating in such environments, it’s important to increase the awareness of safe working practices and requirements, and take all appropriate steps to help avoid an accident. CSA Group can help.

Training and certification

CSA Group offers testing and certification services, in addition to a highly skilled technical staff with expertise in the testing and certification of equipment used in hazardous locations. Its capabilities include testing to North American, European and international standards and requirements.

In addition, CSA Group’s detailed training helps to ensure that workers, suppliers and contractors are capable and competent. Its courses cover everything from the basics of the product certification process through its free CSA Mark 101 course, right through to its more detailed suite, including hazardous areas, Ex product certification for manufacturers in North America, Europe and the U.K., hazardous area requirements for electrical equipment, repair of electrical motors and generators for use in hazardous locations, and the IECEx Personnel Competence Scheme.

Best practices

Incorporating safety features into the initial design, ensuring proper testing and certification, proper maintenance of products, and training the personnel operating and maintaining this equipment on an ongoing basis, should always be considered best practice. In fact, it is a fundamental step to helping reduce personal injury or property damage, including environmental damage resulting from accidents in hazardous locations.

Working with CSA Group to identify testing, certification and training needs helps companies understand the requirements, and gives them confidence that they are working with a global leader that offers highly skilled technical staff and unrivalled service.

To learn more, contact CSA Group.

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