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Australian Electrical

Standards Compliance

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Inspections & Remediation

BLEP offer a full array of inspection and documentation services for vapours, gases, mists and dusts.

Supplier Quality Surveillance

Our Supplier Quality Surveillance (SQS) team can be engaged to avoid rework associated with the receival of project components and vendor supplied equipment that turns out to be deficient.

Why Use Us?

Hazardous area equipment and systems for the Oil & Gas, LNG, Petrochemical industries and in particular Combustible Dusts built overseas often face significant compliance hurdles when they arrive as manufactures may have underestimated how rigidly Australian regulators enforce standards compliance which can lead to costly rework being required

Hazardous Area Classification

BLEP can  conduct Hazardous Area Classifications  any Australian (ASNZS 60079) or international standards (IEC 60079)

Portfolio Projects

Electrical Safety 

Queensland Electrical Safety Regulation

The Queensland Electrical Safety Regulation requires all electrical installations located in a hazardous area to be inspected by an accredited auditor before being initially connected or re-connected to a source of supply.

To become an accredited auditor a person must show an understanding of the Electrical Safety Act and relevant standards, knowledge of principles associated with classification of hazardous areas, suitability of electrical equipment in a hazardous area, and the specific installation requirements for various explosion protection techniques.

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We work anywhere you need us 

Global Locations

Our principal Robert (Bob) Hurnall has been involved in the electrical industry since 1975. He has travelled and worked extensively in a mixture of environments and cultures in various and interesting parts Australia and the world, including northern and central Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Tanzania and more recently America, Italy, UK, Thailand, Korea and Malaysia.

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Domestic Projects

Robert has also been involved in some of Australia’s and the world’s largest projects over the last 30 years including:

  • Abbot Point Coal Loader
  • Palm Valley to Darwin gas pipeline
  • Hay Point Stacker Reclaimer
  • Batu Hijau (Indonesia) Gold Mine
  • Hail Creek Coal Expansion
  • Blackwater Mine expansion
  • Sydney Desalination Plant
  • Brisbane Airport Link
  • APLNG Upstream Development (Origin Energy)
  • GLNG Upstream development (Santos)
  • APLNG, QCLNG and GLNG Downstream (Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemical)
  • Ichthys Project Darwin
    • CH2MHill – Combined Cycle Power Station
    • Kawasaki Heavy Industries – LNG Storage Tanks

We hold licences in

  • QLD Electrical Contractors (Number: 72930)

Accredited

  • QLD Hazardous Area Auditors (02/0167)
  • IECEx CoPC  (IECEx CP TSI19.0118)
  • Hazardous Area Design, Planning and Classification for gas and dusts
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Integrated Management Systems Auditor
    • Exemplar Global AU – Auditing Management Systems (ISO 19011:2018)
      Exemplar Global TL – Leading Audit Teams (ISO 19011:2018)
      Exemplar Global QM – Auditing Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015)
      Exemplar Global EM – Auditing Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015)
      Exemplar Global OH 45001 – Auditing OH&S Management Systems (ISO 45001:2018)