2. Prevention and organisational measures
Effective dust extraction systems prevent the build-up of an explosive atmosphere. Inert gas blanketing is also recommended to reduce oxygen levels. Eliminate effective ignition sources
Only ever use the appropriate equipment (e.g. category 1D) and prevent foreign bodies from entering the product stream. Check that equipment is correctly grounded to avoid electrostatic discharges. Organisational measures
Employees should always receive comprehensive training. Documented cleaning procedures and permit-to-work systems for hot-work create an additional level of safety.