Maintec 2012 will now house a new specialist hazardous area event called 'HAZEX', in association with Hazardous Engineering Solutions. The new area is being introduced at the show for the first time next February to reflect the growing responsibilities of engineering professionals and the growing concerns and tighter legislation over the health and safety of industrial, commercial and government sites and facilities.
Commenting on the new element of the show, Matt Benyon, Managing Director at easyFairs UK & Ireland , says: "HAZEX will offer visitors the opportunity to discover the latest products, legislation, case studies and latest techniques applicable to engineers working within hazardous areas and handling hazardous materials."
He continues: "One of the new minefields for engineering and operations professionals is the mandatory European Community directive ATEX 94/9/EC. ATEX stands for atmosphere explosive and it is the law in the EU. HAZEX will offer ATEX-approved companies the ideal platform in which to showcase their products and services. Additionally, it provides a forum for companies supplying products to those working in hazardous environments."