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Installation and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas

Course Overview

This Installation and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas course offers participants the opportunity to attain nationally recognised competencies that meet the requirements of AS/NZS 4761 Competencies for working with electrical equipment for hazardous areas (EEHA).

 This course provides a licensed electrical worker with the specialised skills and knowledge required to perform installation, maintenance, testing and inspection of electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres.

Duration

4 days

Location

Delivered at one of Competency Training’s national training centres, or at a client’s facility.

Price

$2,200 GST Excluded

Dates

Upcoming Dates

Contact us for company course bookings.

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The Installation and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas course covers the following topics in detail:

  1. Equipment installation requirements
  2. Legal requirements and Australian Standards
  3. Principles of hazardous areas classification
  4. Procedures for breakdowns and maintenance
  5. Testing procedures
  6. Visual inspection
  7. Detailed inspection
  8. Record keeping
  9. Access and permit procedures for use in hazardous areas
  10. Explosion-protection techniques, including:
  • Dust protection by enclosure (Ex tD)
  • Flameproof (Ex d)
  • Increased Safety (Ex e)
  • Intrinsic Safety (Ex i)
  • Pressurisation (Ex p)
  • Ventilation (Ex v)
  • Encapsulation (Ex m)
  • Non-Sparking (Ex n)
  • Oil Immersion (Ex o)
  • Powder Filling (Ex q)
  • Special Protection (Ex s)
  • Mixed Techniques

Practical activities are conducted on training boards that have been developed in conjunction with NHP Electrical Engineering Products, a leading supplier of electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres.

Competency Training is an IECEx Recognised Training Provider, and successful completion of this course delivers the pre-learning required for the following IECEx units:

  1. Ex 000 Basic knowledge and awareness to enter a site that includes a classified hazardous area
  2. Ex 001 Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres
  3. Ex 003 Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems
  4. Ex 004 Maintain equipment in explosive atmospheres
  5. Ex 006 Test electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
  6. Ex 007 Perform visual and close inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
  7. Ex 008 Perform detailed inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres

 

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UNITS OF COMPETENCY

UEENEEM080A Report on the integrity of explosion-protected equipment in hazardous areas
UEENEEM020A Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas - gas atmospheres
UEENEEM021A Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas - dust atmospheres
UEENEEM022A Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas - pressurisation
UEENEEM024A Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems – gas atmospheres
UEENEEM025A Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems - dust atmospheres
UEENEEM026A Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems - pressurisation
UEENEEM028A Maintain equipment in hazardous areas - gas atmospheres
UEENEEM029A Maintain equipment in hazardous areas - dust atmospheres
UEENEEM030A Maintain equipment in hazardous areas - pressurisation
UEENEEM039A Conduct testing of hazardous areas installations - gas atmospheres
UEENEEM040A Conduct testing of hazardous areas installations - dust atmospheres
UEENEEM041A Conduct testing of hazardous area installations - pressurisation
UEENEEM042A Conduct visual inspection of hazardous areas installations
UEENEEM044A Conduct detailed inspection of hazardous areas installations - gas atmospheres
UEENEEM045A Conduct detailed inspection of hazardous areas installations - dust atmospheres
UEENEEM046A Conduct detailed inspection of hazardous areas installations - pressurisation

IECEx Units of Competency

EX000 Basic knowledge and awareness to enter a site that includes a classified hazardous area
EX001 Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres
EX003 Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems
EX004 Maintain equipment in explosive atmospheres
EX006 Test electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
EX007 Perform visual and close inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
EX008 Perform detailed inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres

  • UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology,
  • UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control, or equivalent.

Contact us for more information or to discuss your eligibility to enrol in the course.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for electrical workers, technicians and engineers involved with installing and maintaining electrical equipment in hazardous areas.

REFRESHER TRAINING

An EEHA I&M Refresher course is also available. In accordance with the AS/NZS 60079.14 requirement for continuing education, Competency Training recommends that this hazardous area training course is refreshed every 2-3 years.

HAZARDOUS AREAS CLASSIFICATION AND DESIGN

This course provides a Licensed Electrician with the necessary prerequisites to attend Competency Training’s Hazardous Areas Classification and Design Course and attain all units of competency.

UEE42611 CERTIFICATE IV IN HAZARDOUS AREAS – ELECTRICAL

On successful attainment of the course units, participants who hold a UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (or unrestricted electrical licence) can enrol in the UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical with Competency Training, and complete the remaining four core units by Recognition of Prior Learning. Participants are provided with a Recognition of Prior Learning Kit, to be completed in their own time, with the assistance of our knowledgeable trainers and assessors.