01 Aug 2023

Getting on the Ex Register

Being listed on the prestigious AEMT Ex Register is a privilege companies who repair hazardous area equipment strive for. But we don't just let anybody be listed, in this article we look at what's required to get your company listed.

Criteria to have your service centre listed on the AEMT Ex Register:

  1. At least one named Responsible Person (per Ex service centre) of management status, who has attended the AEMT courses, and oversees the Hazardous Area Equipment Repairs.
  2. At least 2 Certified employees that have attended the AEMT courses on The Repair of Hazardous Area Ex Equipment within the last 3 years and who carry out the equipment servicing and repairs.
  3. ISO 9001:2015 quality system, which follows the requirements of the repair standard that records of Ex repairs are kept for 10 years at least. 
  4. Calibrated equipment suitable for the sizes of machine repaired
  5. Repairs carried out to the latest version of BS EN 60079-19 or IEC 60079-19 Standards
  6. A library of Certificates and Standards covering the range of equipment being repaired.

Service Centres are members of the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT). They have at least two trained people, one of who must be a responsible person(s) and the other an operative, who carries out the repairs to Ex equipment. The staff have attended the  AEMT courses on the repair of Hazardous Area Ex equipment to the International and European standards BS EN IEC 60079-19. The staff have been successfully awarded a certificate of assessment by the AEMT, which is valid for three years from the date of issue.

The service centre also holds an approved quality control system such as ISO 9001:2015 incorporating all aspects of repairs to Hazardous Area Ex motors, and other apparatus, ensuring that they are carried out to the latest version of BS EN IEC 60079-19 standard. These international standards were derived from an earlier Code of Practice published jointly by the AEMT and BEAMA, in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive. This also ensures that all equipment used for the repairs is properly calibrated, and that the data concerning each repair is correctly recorded.

Each service centre must have a responsible person(s) within the branch appointed within the management of the organisation, with a working knowledge of the concepts and standards applying to the repair of Hazardous Area Apparatus, and responsible for ensuring that the repaired equipment remains safe and conforms to the original standards, and/or certificate.

The Ex service centres have staff that have been assessed on their ability to service and/or repair:

Certified Electrical Hazardous Atmosphere Equipment manufactured to Ex protection concepts.

Where possible the apparatus will be repaired to the original certificate, however if the certificate is not available, the apparatus will then be repaired to the original construction standard. This ensures that the requirements of the above international standards are met.

If you aren't on the AEMT Ex Register and feel you should be then make a request here:

 

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