In addition to the ATEX equipment directive, there is Use or
Workplace Directive 1999/92/EC. This specifies Health and
Safety requirements for employers and utilizes fairly standard
processes of hazard identification, risk assessment, hazard
mitigation, and surveillance.
It is the application of the Use Directive that results in a
Hazard Plan with appropriate zoning of areas subject to risk.
It is ultimately the responsibility of the employer to ensure
they have a Hazard Plan and are using appropriate equipment.
INMETRO – Brazil
Brazilian government regulations are administered by
INMETRO. Equipment for use in explosive atmospheres
requires INMETRO certification. Now that Brazil has
INTERNATIONAL - IECEx APPLIES GLOBALLY
INTRINSICALLY SAFE STANDARDS
BRAZIL - INMETRO
AUSTRALASIA - ANZEx USA/CANADA - NEC/CEC
EUROPE - ATEX
INTRINSICALLY SAFE RADIO STANDARDS
For more information about the different levels of
protection, see Tait IS paper
• New ergonomic microphone boom
• TDMA/Digital radio compatibilty
•Behind the head options
• ATEX/IS compatible version
Engineered and tested to perform in demanding
environments, OTTO headsets provide reliability
and protection when you need it most.
Our improved heavy duty design features:
adopted the IECEx scheme, INMETRO certification is
relatively straightforward, via submission and review of the
ANZEx – Australia and New Zealand
The ANZEx Scheme is the official program for certification of
equipment for explosive atmospheres for Australia and New
Zealand. IECEx certification will be directly accepted.
However, it is important that you commission a professional
risk analysis of the environment you operate in, and determine
the probability or frequency of an explosive atmosphere. Risk
analysis professionals can advise on the level of protection
you require, and the standards that apply.
Learn more about IS standards at taitradioacademy.com