As of January 1st 2021, the Hayley 24/7 Engineering Services workshop on the Hardwick Industrial Estate in King’s Lynn, can offer repair services for apparatus used in explosive atmospheres, to the Hayley Group branch network. The capability, unique across the Group, comes after Operations Manager, Carl Barnes and Supervisor, Anthony Wenn, successfully completed a four-day ATEX training course in December. The course was run and accredited by the Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades (AEMT).
Passing the training assessments means that ATEX motors, pumps, and gearboxes are able to be repaired and overhauled at the workshop, adding yet another string to the bow for Hayley 24/7 and the branch network to offer to customers. The course required both Carl and Anthony to display a comprehensive understanding of the correct practices and procedures involved in the overhaul of explosion-protected equipment. The pair also had to showcase an in-depth comprehension of legal, risk assessment, and health and safety requirements involved in equipment repair. Considerable hands-on, practical experience was also acquired during the training. Assessments were conducted in accordance with BS EN and IEC 60079-19.
Carl Barnes, Operations Manager at Hayley 24/7 King’s Lynn said, “This certification will allow us to provide a brand-new and immensely valuable service to Hayley Group customers. We will now be able to competently and accurately deal with repair and overhaul jobs involving mechanical equipment used in potentially explosive environments, rather than send these jobs to other workshops. The ATEX repair capability will help to further set us apart from other repair shops in the country.”