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ARE HAZARDOUS AREA AUDITS MANDATORY?

In Queensland the answer is YES Queensland Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 Section 221 High Voltage or Hazardous Area electrical installation not to be connected to electricity source without inspection (1) A person must not connector reconnect a high voltage electrical installation, or an electrical installation…

THIRD PARTY INSPECTIONS

By engaging a third-party independent firm to complete your quality assurance and validation during the factory acceptance testing, vendors and customers can have confidence their equipment is compliant prior to leaving the OEM warehouse. BLEP qualified technicians can verify the following items as required: Independently…

Industries that may have Hazardous Areas – Flammable liquids, vapours and gases

Gas manufacturing and processing plants Gas storage and dispensary Landfill gas recovery plants Bio-gas and fuel plants Hydrogen generation plant Glue/resin batch plants Fiberglass and glass manufacturers Hospital operating theatres Laboratories Bitumen storage tanks (heated >100°C) Cement manufacturers Landfill sites Chemical plants Mineral refinery Pharmaceutical…

What is a Hazardous Area?

A hazardous area is a three-dimensional space in which an explosive atmosphere is or may be expected to be present or form. Electrical equipment within the hazardous area must be suitably rated and effectively earthed to ensure that any ignition risks are adequately controlled. Special…

IECEx Personal Competencies

Robert has 9 of the 10 IECEx Personal Competencies a search of the IECEx CoPC https://www.iecex-certs.com/deliverables/REPORT/62738/view reveals that robert is one of 3 on the East Coast of Australia with those competencies and QLD Hazardous Area Auditor https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/laws-and-compliance/accredited-electrical-auditors/hazardous-area-installations-audits/find-a-hazardous-area-installation-auditor . IECEx_CP_TSI19.0118_000

I recently came across this Letter

Notice to training organisations offering training in working with electrical equipment for hazardous area EEOZ Notice In lite of a couple of posts I have seen with Asians asking for or stating they have Australian EEHA competencies we must remain vigilant to ensure the specifics…

Hazardous Areas Auditing

Abstract To say a piece of equipment is compliant means that every detail has been checked according to the applicable codes, certification and manufacture specification. This is sometimes seen as dragging out the process but really, we are ensuring that every detail is correct, compliant…

Connection and reconnection of hazardous area installations

This information sheet has been derived from a Queensland Government flyer and aims to gives practical advice and information about legislative requirements for owners of hazardous area installations. To determine the actual legislative provisions, please refer to the Electrical Safety Act 2002 and the Electrical…