“VEXAT” regulates the handling of explosive substances in Austria. The aim of this regulation is to prevent accidents at work caused by such dangerous substances.
The abbreviation of “VEXAT” means “Verordnung über explosionsfähige Atmosphären” [Regulations on Explosive Atmospheres]. This regulation defines the requirements for explosion protection in workplaces. VEXAT is to be used wherever explosive substances are used. These substances include flammable and explosive liquids, gases, vapours or dust.