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Entering A Hazardous Area

Even when work is not being conducted, caution is needed when entering a hazardous area. Regardless of whether work is to be actioned the following actions should be taken before you enter a hazardous area:…

Permit To Work Systems

Permit to work systems are fundamental to ensuring that work is safely actioned. The purpose of the permitting system is to ensure that all work to be performed will not adversely affect plant operations, and…

Hazardous Area Responsibilities

The plant owner has numerous responsibilities related to hazardous areas. These responsibilities are stated in AS/NZS 60079.2017 book 14 and 17, and include: Ensuring that systems are in place so that all hazardous areas are…

Glanding-&-Reporting

Occupational Health And Safety

Faulty hazardous area electrical installations have the potential to cause a major catastrophe on a facility. Each state and territory have their own Occupational Health and Safety Act. As of 2019 the legislation is administered…

What Our EEHA Course Covers

In this blog, we expand on what the Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Area (EEHA) course covers.  The EEHA course is designed to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to undertake electrical work in…

The Fire Triangle

The Fire Triangle

A basic knowledge of the nature of fire is needed to assist in the understanding of how explosion-protection techniques make electrical equipment safe for use in hazardous areas. For an explosion or fire to occur…

Grain Silos

Grain Silos and Hazards

Many people are unaware of the combustible nature of dust and the issues that it can create. Many organic dusts are combustible such as: wheat flour sugar wood coal some metals & more The best…

Audit

Why audits are important

Under the Electrical Safety Act (QLD) the requirement is for all “new” Hazardous Area installations to have a Hazardous Area audit completed by an accredited Hazardous Area auditor and the installation found “compliant” prior to…

What is Hazardous Areas Technical Services?

Hazardous Areas are present on many sites and are often overlooked, from our experience it has been noted that companies treat hazardous areas differently. Some examples; Do not know what hazardous areas are People equate…