RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR HAZARDOUS AREAS
In addressing the factors of risk in the Explosive Atmosphere a process of Risk Assessment and Risk Control should be undertaken to ensure a safe working environment. This process will involve identifying who and what is likely to be at risk of harm, and will include an evaluation of these risks. Part of the process will entail identification of the hazards involved, the possible sources of release of flammable materials, the grades of release, the potential ignition sources, and what measure may be taken by design or other means to minimise or eliminate risks. Findings and conclusions from the Risk Assessment should be documented for subsequent examination, and the assessment process should be reviewed periodically and revised if necessary. Existing precautions and contingencies that are already in place should be reviewed to verify whether they are adequate, or if further risk prevention measures need to be implemented.