Skip to content

ATEX Cleaning And Explosive Dust Removal

Contact us today

A specialist process for safely removing hazardous explosive dust and debris in industrial or commercial environments.

Certain commercial and industrial environments can see a build-up of hazardous dust particles. But specialist ATEX cleaning can prevent the risk of explosions, securing the safety of your staff.

ATEX cleaning can remove the fine dust particles and debris caused by processes used in industrial and other hazardous environments. Left to accumulate, this dust can create an explosive atmosphere if not managed effectively. By using specialist, non-sparking industrial vacuum cleaning systems and other tools, ATEX cleaning will prevent the risk of explosions and ensure the safety of employees.

What is ATEX Cleaning?

ATEX cleaning suits potentially hazardous environments, such as chemical processing, manufacturing, food processing and other industries. Any fine particles of residual and combustible products created during production, such as coal dust, sugar, starch, flour, wood, plastics, or light metals, can accumulate, leading to a risk of explosion if any ignition is triggered.

Alongside any ventilation systems already in place on-site, the ATEX cleaning process uses specialist spark-free and anti-static equipment and tools that minimises the risk of creating heat or sparks. Designed to effectively and safely remove any settled build-up of hazardous, combustible material across a range of different ATEX dust and gas risk zones, ATEX cleaning helps to ensure a safe working environment.

What does ATEX mean?

ATEX is an abbreviation for the French term ‘ATmosphères EXplosibles’ meaning ‘explosive atmosphere’ and ‘ATEX Cleaning’ originates from two EU-created directives:

  • 94/9/EC (ATEX 95) to regulate the equipment and protective systems used in potentially explosive environments
  • 99/92/EC (ATEX 137) for the minimum requirement needed to improve the health and safety protection of workers in potentially explosive environments.

In the UK, these ATEX directives became law under the Equipment and Protective Systems for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 1996 (EPS Regulations) (ATEX 95) and the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002 (ATEX 137).

Both laws aim to prevent explosions in hazardous workplaces where flammable gases, vapours, liquids, or combustible dust may be present. They require employers to comply with safety regulations by identifying and assessing the risks associated with explosive atmospheres and taking appropriate measures to eliminate or control them.

The directives also set requirements for designing, manufacturing, and using equipment and protective systems in these environments.

ATEX cleaning specialists

As ATEX cleaning specialists, Prestige Professional can provide the unrivalled cleaning support you need for complete peace of mind over staff safety. Every workplace is different, and we have a highly-skilled team of ATEX cleaning experts available to safely and efficiently clean hazardous material from all areas with a range of fully-insulated, spark-free cleaning systems.

Each team member is IPAF-trained to work at height, using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and specialist access decks if required, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements to clean even hard-to-reach areas. Prestige Professional can offer a cost-effective ATEX cleaning service that ensures you stay compliant and safe.

Get in touch today

ATEX cleaning is suitable for many large-scale industrial sectors, including

  • Waste
  • Nuclear power
  • Manufacturing
  • Food
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical

To ask our expert team your questions, or learn more about our specialist ATEX cleaning services, please get in touch.

Our details:

Get in touch

    * required fields

    We’re trusted by many clients throughout the UK in a range of diverse industries and sectors. Explore some recent case studies to discover more about our cleaning and maintenance services and how we can help you.

    View case study

    Partnered with

    • British Land logo
    • Mars logo
    • Kier logo
    • Syngenta logo
    • St Mellion logo
    • NHS logo
    • BBC logo
    • Denholm Port Services logo
    • Forthglade logo
    • Historic England logo
    • HM Gov logo
    • Tamar Fresh logo
    • Mitie logo
    • Totnes Renewable Energy logo
    • Viridor logo
    • Cornwall Gateway Services logo
    • Samworth Brothers logo
    • Biffa logo
    • Trewithen Dairy logo

    Want to get to know the driving force behind our exceptional services?

    Meet the trained, qualified, and passionate team that makes it all possible.

    Learn more about our team