The Beepiz app is compatible with all Android smartphones, and can be used on smartphones with ATEX norms. Beepiz is the solution for lone workers working in an ATEX area.
What are ATEX standards ?
Two standards concerning explosive atmospheres have came into effect on July 1st 2003, imposed by the European Union, known as the ATEX standards. Firstly, ATEX norms consist of the identification and limitation of hazardous areas, and they have been followed by many other standards and decrees.
What are ATEX areas ?
ATEX zoning targets measure and define risks and adapt products you may use according to hazardous areas. The employer must indicate which areas are potentially explosive on a site, for example, if there are : gas, steam or dust.
According to standard 1999/92/CE and to article R.4227-50 of the French Labour Code, there are three levels of ATEX zones for each distinction realized :
- zones with gas and steam
- zones with the presence of dust.
To sum up, 0 & 20 zones concerned permanent hazards, frequent and of long-duration. 1 & 21 zones concerned occasional risks while ATEX zones 2 & 22 concerned rare hazard or short-term duration.