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.
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Students have the option to choose between Blended Training (Partly delivered online) or Complete Face-to-Face Training delivered at one of Competency Training’s national training centres, or at a client’s facility.
$2,400 GST Exempt
Payment: Please note that until payment is received, your booking is not fully secured.
Payment Options include:
- Bank Transfer/Direct Deposit, or Credit Card (up to $1,500) or;
- A valid Purchase Order for the total Course Fee amount (with the full amount listed).
Competency Training will hold an initial deposit of $1,500. The remaining balance of the course fee is to be paid in the following instalment upon the course commencement date as stipulated within this course booking confirmation and your invoice.
The Installation and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas course covers the following topics in detail:
- Equipment installation requirements
- Legal requirements and Australian Standards
- Principles of hazardous areas classification
- Procedures for breakdowns and maintenance
- Testing procedures
- Visual inspection
- Detailed inspection
- Record keeping
- Access and permit procedures for use in hazardous areas
- 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:
- Ex 000 Basic knowledge and awareness to enter a site that includes a classified hazardous area
- Ex 001 Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres
- Ex 003 Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems
- Ex 004 Maintain equipment in explosive atmospheres
- Ex 006 Test electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
- Ex 007 Perform visual and close inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
- Ex 008 Perform detailed inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
Enter a classified hazardous area to undertake work related to electrical equipment
Conduct detailed inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas
Determine the explosion-protection requirements to meet a specified classified hazardous area
Install explosion-protected equipment and associated apparatus and wiring systems
Maintain equipment associated with hazardous areas
Conduct visual and close inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas
Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
Pre-learning for IECEx Units of Competency
Basic knowledge and awareness to enter a site that includes a classified hazardous area
Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres
Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems
Maintain equipment in explosive atmospheres
Test electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
Perform visual and close inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
Perform detailed inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
The entry requirement for this qualification is:
- UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician or
- a current ‘Unrestricted Electricians Licence’ or its equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory.
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.
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.
UEE42620 CERTIFICATE IV IN HAZARDOUS AREAS – ELECTRICAL
On successful attainment of the course units, participants who hold a UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (or unrestricted electrical licence) can enrol in the UEE42620 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.