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Inspection Services

Specialist Hazardous Area

Ex Inspections for ATEX, EEHA

and DSEAR Compliance.

World Wide Service



  • Oil & Gas Upstream/Downstream

  • FPSO/FLNG and fixed offshore platforms

  • LNG Production and Storage

  • Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

  • Tunneling, Power Stations and Utilities



SAP ARIBA Discovery  Member

ExxonMobil CVM   Registered Vendor

Constructionline   Member

ISO 9001 2015 Certified

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ATEX Compliance Specialists

Atex Inspections Ltd are a leading, international hazardous area inspection company. We have over 50 years experience working with Ex equipment especially in the Oil & Gas sector and our core business is the inspection and compliance of ATEX equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres. Our Co-founder Mr Ray Whitehead first became involved with explosive atmospheres and Ex equipment in the UK coal mines back in the 1960's. Ex equipment was then known as FLP (Flame Leakage Protection) and was the forerunner to the ATEX equipment everyone uses today. He was then involved in the start-up of the very first oil fields in the UK North Sea in the 1970's included the Forties, Brent and Piper so our experience is vast going back many years.

Following best industry practices, our inspections can provide you with the confidence and assurance that you are complying with all the very latest Hazardous Area international standards and meeting your legal obligations with regard to ATEX.


We can provide competent, experienced inspectors or a complete inspection Management Package supported by Ex Project managers, Inspection Supervisors, Co-ordinators and Document Controllers.


Our inspections will become an integral part of your Ex Integrity and help to maintain the asset in a fit-for-purpose condition while helping to extend the expected remaining lifespan in a reliable, safe and cost effective manner. Our inspections will become an integral part of your safety management structure to identify hazards and risks before they take effect, especially potentially explosive risks, and to make sure they are highlighted, controlled and actioned.  

Through our extensive knowledge, experience and proven track record, we can provide Independent Verification of the integrity and safety of your ATEX equipment and systems. Our highly qualified, experienced teams of inspectors are also qualified electrical technicians capable of carrying out repairs to ATEX equipment and then re-inspecting and signing-off so we can offer a complete package leading to full compliance. We also have rope access inspectors which is proven be more cost effective than scaffold.


EEHA, DSEAR and IEC 60079-17 Hazardous Area Inspections

As well as ATEX Inspections we also offer a full range of EEHA and DSEAR Inspections.

We can provide Detailed Initial Inspections for new-builds along with Sample and

Periodic inspections as part of your 3 yearly inspection cycle.

We also provide Ex installation and maintenance services for electrical equipment in

Hazardous Areas which can then be immediately inspected and signed-off by us as well

as compliling Ex Registers, EEHA Verification Dossiers, Clint Databases and

Explosion Protection Documents as a requirement of ATEX.

Our successful track record of delivering projects on time and on budget in a

safe and reliable manner has enabled us to develop long term, lasting relationships

with our clients because we can deliver industry leading best practices that reflect our vast

experience and insight in our core competencies.



An ISO 9001 2015

certified company


Our knowledge and experience extends to:

  • Oil and gas upstream/downstream

  • FPSO/FLNG and fixed offshore platforms

  • LNG Production and Storage

  • Chemicals and solvent recovery

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Tunnelling

  • Utilities

  • Water treatment

  • Power generation with gas and biomass fuels

We can provide cost effective solutions to Ex inspections with the maximum level of technical support and the minimum level of interruption to process and plant. We have experience of inspecting right through commissioning and start-up on new-build FPSO's and sites in full production with no downtime.

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100% Detailed inspection carried out on Shells SEA EAGLE FPSO Nigeria

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We have vast experience with onshore LNG production and storage as well as FLNG's like Shell's PRELUDE below where our new projects manager was OIM.


Shell's Prelude FLNG

UK LNG Storage

UK LNG Storage

Shell's Pearl GTL


We not only provide full inspection, verification and compliance services for LNG and FLNG but we can also support operations through FEED to sustained operations, through Commissioning, Start Up and Operate phases to Industry Global Standards and to Project Delivery and contractual processes contributing to the success of project handover to asset teams and “Statement of Fitness” approval.

Latest News

ATEX Inspections LTD are proud to announce that we now have in place strategic contracts and Joint Venture Agreements with The Global Edge Consultants and Orion Group to provide inspection services in South Korea, China and around the world. Atex Inspections LTD will be providing the qualified, experienced inspection teams and our partners will be using their global network of offices and staff to provide local knowledge and support. This means that no matter where in the world your project is, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia, Africa, USA...... in fact, every oil producing country in the world... we've got it covered.

ATEX Inspections LTD are also proud to announce the successful completion of our two latest contracts. The massive INPEX CPF below at the Geoje shipyard in South Korea and our latest project supporting Suncor Energy on their TERRA NOVA FPSO life extension project in Ferrol, Spain.

We wish all our friends and colleagues on Terra Nova Bon Voyage and safe sailing on the journey back to Canada.



INPEX CPF. Geoje, South Korea

About US

ATEX Inspections Ltd provide full ATEX, EEHA, DSEAR and IEC 60079-17 Inspections. We have worked extensively throughout the UK as well as South Korea, China, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Ghana and we have inspected ALL Shell offshore instalations in Nigeria.



ATEX Inspections Ltd can provide a complete Ex inspection package anywhere in the world from one inspector to one hundred. All our inspectors are either COMPEX or EEHA certified and because we are ISO 9001 2015 certified you are guaranteed a quality, independently audited, world class service.  you are guaranteed a



There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding ATEX and what companies need to do to comply. We can take that responsibilty from you because we are ATEX experts who can ensure you meet your legal requirements and gain full compliance through our inspection services.


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