ISSA-Symposium at ISHPMIE 2022 regarding the competence of employees in explosion protection
„Explosion Prevention – safe technology is not enough – personal competence is mandatory“
But there are safe devices, why would one need training in explosion protection?
To be able to work safely in hazardous areas safety measures must be implemented. Training employees regarding explosion protection is a key requisite to ensure the effectiveness of said measures. But achieving this competency is a challenge for everyone whose employees fulfil tasks or work in areas where explosion hazards can occur. This is equally true in research as it is in the context of trade or industry. A current standardisation project (draft IEC 60079-44) shows how acute this topic is: The intention is to describe an organisational basis that ensures the qualification of all employees and that can also be reviewed by auditors.
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