Combustible dust is a hidden hazard in many businesses across industries and if left ignored, can lead to catastrophic consequences. These dusts are fine materials, however when dispersed into the air they could catch fire and explode.

Hazardous dust can be from metals, most solid organic materials – such as sugar, flour, grain, wood – and some non-metallic and inorganic materials. The industries that are most commonly affected by combustible dusts are manufacturing, woodworking, agriculture, chemical processing and food processing.  

To keep the risks at bay it is essential that businesses comply with regulatory guidelines such as ATEX directives. When it comes to your electrics and equipment in these specialised areas you must have the correct measures in place.

How We Can Help

Here at SR Electrical Services, we design and install electrical installations that improve the safety and compliance of your workplace. Our services include:

  • Equipment Design & Installation: We can install new systems that are fully compliant and long-lasting.
  • Repairs and Improvements: From minor fixes to overhauls, we can safely rectify faults in equipment or find new ways to improve efficiency.
  • ATEX Lighting: Keep your site well-lit with ATEX approved lighting fitted to suit your particular zoned area.

If you suspect your workplace may be at threat of a combustible dust explosion, or if you simply want to get something cleared up by the team, then please contact us today.



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