ATEX directives

ATEX directives comprises 2 directives :

ATEX 94/9/EC directive will in a short future change because a new publication has been done : the new ATEX 2014/34/EU Directive  that has been published on saturday 29 March 2014 and that will come into force the 20 April 2016.


The ATEX 99/92/EC directive gives Minimum requirements for improving the safety and  health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres.

In order to fullfill the requirements of this directive, the standards that apply (these standards are not harmonized standards) are :

  • IEC 60079-10-1 /-2 for Hazardous Area Classification
  • IEC 60079-14 for the selection and Installation of Equipment
  • IEC 60079-17 for the inspection and Maintenance of Equipment
  • IEC 60079-19 for the repair and Overhaul of Equipment