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 a hazardous area.
It aligns to the requirements outlined in AS/NZS 4761 Competencies for working with electrical equipment for hazardous areas (EEHA). It is intended for electrical workers, technicians and engineers involved in the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment in hazardous areas, and includes the following learning outcomes:
- understand and follow safe work practices;
- knowledge and understanding of combustible substances;
- fundamentals of hazardous area classification;
- understand and recognise electrical explosion protection techniques;
- understand and recognise equipment marking and associated certification requirements;
- understand the purpose of the hazardous area’s verification dossier;
- perform cable glanding (including resin and compound glands);
- conduct installation, testing and maintenance of electrical equipment in hazardous areas;
- conduct visual and detailed inspections; and
- apply practical skills in alignment with the requirements of the relevant AS/NZ Standards.
These notes must not be used in lieu of the relevant Standards. Users of hazardous area electrical equipment should seek expert advice if they have any queries regarding hazardous area classification or the use of electrical equipment within those areas. These course notes should not be used to resolve hazardous area issues.
By Peter Baesjou,
Hazardous Area Specialist