This Hazardous Areas Periodic Refresher is aimed at electrical workers, technicians and engineers, who hold the competencies delivered by the five days Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas (EEHA Part 1) course. This post-trade and professional development course is aimed to brush-up on the latest changes to hazardous areas standards, industry trends and regulations and how they affect the work you do. It is recommended to be taken every three years.
This EEHA course focuses on the practical components of the five day course, particularly on inspections and testing aspects. It offers participants an opportunity to obtain nationally recognised competencies that meet the requirements of AS/NZS 4761, AS/NZS 60079.14 and AS/NZS 60079.17.
This course can be delivered as a two-day course without assessments. It goes over three days, if the participants wish to upgrade their competencies to the latest requirements of AS/NZS 4761, AS/NZS 60079.14 and AS/NZS 60079.17.
The recommended frequency of this course every three years, for those involved with supervising, selecting, installing, maintaining, commissioning, testing and inspecting of EEHA.
This three 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 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.
This refresher course 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.
Upon successful completion of the course, a Statement of Attainment reflecting the completed units of competency from the range below, will be issued to eligible participants:
- UEENEEM020A Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas – gas atmospheres; and
- UEENEEM024A Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems – gas atmospheres; or
- UEENEEM026A Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems – pressurisation; and
- UEENEEM028A Maintain equipment in hazardous areas – gas atmospheres; or
- UEENEEM30A Maintain equipment in hazardous areas – pressurisation; and
- UEENEEM039A Conduct testing of hazardous area installations – gas atmospheres; or
- UEENEEM041A Conduct testing of hazardous area installations – pressurisation; and
- UEENEEM042A Conduct close visual inspection of existing hazardous areas installations; and
- UEENEEM044A Conduct detailed inspections of hazardous areas installations – gas atmospheres; or
- UEENEEM046A – Conduct detailed inspections of hazardous areas installations – pressurisation; and
- UEENEEM080A Report on the integrity of explosion – protected equipment in hazardous areas; and
- UEENEEM078A Manage compliance of hazardous areas.
Course participants will require a unrestricted electrician’s license and must have previously completed a full five day EEHA Installation, maintenance, testing and inspection course.
Note: All participants are required to bring a copy of their trade licenses on Day 1 for verification of prerequisites.
Note: All participants are required to bring a copy of their trade licences and degree’s on Day 1 for verification of prerequisites. This course can be delivered on site with a minimum of eight participants