This post-trade and professional development course is intended for electrical workers with unrestricted electrical license and electrical workers without unrestricted electrical license involved with selecting, installing, maintaining, commissioning, testing and inspecting of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas (EEHA).
This EEHA course offers participants the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised competencies that meet the requirements of AS/NZS 4761, AS/NZS 60079.14 and AS/NZS 60079.17.
EEHA part 1 involves: in-class progressive assessment; short answer tests on hazardous area fundamentals; equipment marking; equipment certification; and, device interpretation.
The course includes the following hands-on assessment exercises:
- Detailed inspection at industrial live installations or PMV instrumentation skid or simulations.
- Making up of barrier Ex d Gland exercise by participants where possible.
- Rectify faults in termination of cables in an Ex e/Ex d box.
- Name plate reading exercise for Ex d, Ex e and Ex i.
- Reading and understanding of certificate of conformity.
- Reading and understanding hazardous area clasification drawings.
This five day intensive Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas course covers the technical skills and competencies required for installation, maintenance, testing and inspection of hazardous areas. It covers the principles of: hazardous area classification; explosion-protection techniques; hazardous area standards; equipment marking; equipment certification; codes of practice; equipment selection; equipment installation, breakdowns and maintenance requirements; permit to work and safe isolations; testing; inspections procedures and documentation. The course includes theory, samples of equipment, demonstrations, videos and following hands-on exercises.
Upon successful completion of the course, a Statement of Attainment reflecting the completed units of competency from the range below, will be issued to qualifying participants.
- UEENEEM020A* Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas – gas atmospheres; and or
- UEENEEM024A* / 26A* Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems – gas atmospheres / pressurisation; and or
- UEENEEM028A* / 30A* Maintain equipment in hazardous areas – gas atmospheres / pressurisation; and or
- UEENEEM039A* / 41A* Conduct testing of hazardous area installations – gas atmospheres / pressurisation; and or
- UEENEEM042A* Conduct close visual inspection of existing hazardous areas installations
- UEENEEM044A* / 46A* Conduct detailed inspections of hazardous areas installations – gas atmospheres / pressurisation; and or
- UEENEEM080A* Report on the integrity of explosion – protected equipment in hazardous areas
- UEENEEM078A* Manage compliance of hazardous areas.
The units of competency shown with a * in the table above have prerequisite units linked.
This post-trade and professional development course, delivered by PMV is a gap training course.
- Electrical workers with a recognised unrestricted Grade A Electrician’s licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory.
- Electrical workers without electrical licences interested in the gap training course will have to meet prerequisites for individual units of competency, have a recommended 2 year relevant industry experience and meet the relevant WHS/OHS legislative requirements as applicable within Australian States and Territories.
- Electrical engineers without electrical licences are only eligible for Statement of Attainment.
- Apprentices and engineering undergraduates are eligible to be awarded with a Statement of Completion.
Verification of electrical licenses and/or assessment of prerequisites will be completed at the time of enrolment. All required trade licences and enrolment documentation will need to be submitted at the time of enrolment.
Note: This course can be delivered on site with a minimum of eight participants.