INERIS places its experience and scientific and technical skills at the service of businesses, local governments and Administrations so as to guide them in their activities related to health and environmental safety and protection. This support is evidenced, in particular, by providing study and advisory services.

ATEX – European Regulation


The ATEX regulation is applicable the whole European Union since the 1st July 2003
This regulation is based on two European directives:

  • Directive 1999/92/EC aims at the improvement of the health and the safety of the workers exposed to the risks of the explosive atmospheres.
  • Directive 2014/34/EU (which replaces Directive 94/9/EC) which defines the Health and Safety requirement for equipment putted on the market intended for use in or related to explosive atmosphere

In order to help the users to put in place the ATEX regulation INERIS offers the following services:

>> Implementation of the ATEX 1999/92/EC Directive (French)


>> Equipment certification according to Directive 2014/34/EU as Notified Body


>> Certification of the nonelectric products not having any own source of ignition according to ELECTROSTATIC-INERIS scheme (French)


>> Certification of the ATEX equipment repairers (French) according to Saqr-ATEX scheme (French)

>> Certification of the company and the persons involved in the design, realisation and/or maintenance of installation of ATEX equipment according Ism-ATEX scheme (French)