Introduction to Hazardous Area Classifications and Protection

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In today's industrial environment, safety is of utmost importance. With the increasing complexity of manufacturing processes, hazardous areas are becoming more common, making it necessary to implement safety measures to protect employees and equipment. As such, understanding hazardous area classifications and protection is critical for any business operating in a hazardous environment.


At RTR Engineering, we specialize in Occupational Health and Safety services throughout Southern Ontario, and we offer a range of services to safeguard businesses from personal and business risks inherent in manufacturing operations. One of our primary services is Hazardous Area Classifications, which involves identifying hazardous areas and then implementing appropriate safety measures to minimize risk.

Hazardous Area Classifications are based on the likelihood of an explosive atmosphere occurring in a particular area. This classification system helps to determine the types of equipment and safety measures required in that area. The classification is based on three factors: the type of hazard, the frequency of occurrence, and the duration of exposure.

At RTR Engineering, we begin with a thorough review of our client's procedures, training, and documentation to identify potential hazards. We then render recommendations tailored to fortify the Occupational Health and Safety System's efficacy and compliance. Our team of experts will work closely with you to ensure that your business is compliant with all relevant regulations and standards.

We offer a range of services to protect your business, including Pre-start Health and Safety Reviews (PSRs/PHSRs), Occupational Health & Safety Consulting, Risk Assessment Support, and Telecommunications Engineering. Our expertise in these areas enables us to help you identify potential hazards and implement appropriate safety measures that meet your specific needs.


As a business operating in a hazardous environment, it is imperative to understand Hazardous Area Classifications and Protection. At RTR Engineering, our team of experts is committed to working with you to identify potential hazards and implement appropriate safety measures to safeguard your employees and equipment.

To learn more about our services, please click here. If you have any questions or need guidance, do not hesitate to reach out to us at (519) 577-7898 or email [email protected].