HAZARDOUS AREA CLASSIFICATION and DESIGN
Operating from our Sydney and Newcastle Offices our specialist electrical engineers are deemed competent as per AS/NZS 4761.1 in Hazardous Area Design, Installation and Inspection and can provide the following services throughout Australia:
- Hazardous Area Classification
- Initial sample and periodic equipment inspections
- Hazardous Area Electrical Design
- Conformity Assessment Documents (CADs) of overseas certified equipment
- Design and installation compliance reviews
- Hazardous Area Verification Dossier Compilation
- Hazardous Area Installation Project Management
Before you order, you're welcome to call us and we can give you a free consultation on what to expect from our service (02) 4967 5999
To find out your legal responsibility for conducting a workplace in a hazardous area, and the processes around managing the workplace, download our Hazardous Area Fact Sheet.
AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS: EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE EPL SELECTION.
Use this software to find the equipment that can be used in hazardous areas involving explosive atmospheres. The selection is based on AS/NZS60079 series.
Order your CAD - ATEX to IEC, AS/NZS
Order a Conformity Assessment Document for your ATEX certified equipment and save time any money.
Order your Hazardous Area Electrical Review
Order a Hazardous Area Electrical Review to make sure your installation has the correct equipment in your classified zones.
Do we need a compliant hazardous area installation?
New Installations & Refurbishments
Yes. If you are installing processors or plants which will use, or have a by-product of flammable materials, the Local Electrical Authorities will inspect the installation for compliance with the AS60079 series.
If compliance is not met, the Authorities/H Class Inspector will not allow the process or plant to be energised as it would not be safe to do so. It is critical to have the hazardous area classifier and designer engaged as part of the early design process to limit costs involved in conforming to the standards.
Yes. Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 it is the responsibility of a person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace to keep their workers safe and prevent a potentially catastrophic event from occurring. If a hazardous area accident occurred and the employer had reasonably practicable means of preventing it, the employer is liable under the act.
Under the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 there is a specific section relating to hazardous atmosphere and ignition sources. The regulation states that a person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must;
- manage risks to health and safety associated with a hazardous atmosphere at the workplace
- manage risks to health and safety associated with an ignition source in a hazardous atmosphere at the workplace.