United Arab Emirates
I started my career as part of a trading company back in late 90's. Soon I realized that there is a need for Ex_cellence in engineering. I immediately tried to get familiar the basics of explosion protection and more into details. This was almost 20 yrs before. Even today there are new points about.
Whilst Australia does not recognize ATEX as it a trading directive we do recognize IEC standards and as such can usually issue a Conformity Assessment to allow ATEX equipment to be used in Australia, please contact me for assistance with this.
As an EX advisor you see many firms. You learn that all firms are special, persons are too. Therefore, all the works required to maintain a safe working environment must be designed to fit each single firm. By doing that you're not only creating a safe workplace; you are changing the safety culture!