Explosion-protection aspects of overhauling and repairing explosion-protected equipment
This Unit of Competence covers the explosion-protection aspects of overhauling and repairing explosion-protected equipment both at a craftsperson (operative) level and as the responsible person for verifying compliance after such overhaul and/or repair. For the operative it requires the ability to identify and select authorized components, follow repair specifications to affect the overhaul/repair of equipment and complete repair documentation.
For the Responsible Person it requires the ability to establish and document the level of work required, arranging for the overhaul/repair to be carried out, verify compliance of overhauled/repaired equipment and complete the necessary documentation. This unit of competence is based on IEC 60079-19 and any other relevant standards that may apply.
Written theoretical examination with practical component also available.
Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Bahrain, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea.
Electrical technicians/tradesman working in overhauling and repairing of explosion-protected equipment.
- 001 – Knowledge of Explosion Protection requirements
- 005 – Overhaul and repair of explosion-protected equipment
The applicant shall have the level of technical education (or equivalent) attained, relevant to the application, through documents such as College Certificates and Trade Credentials etc.
For an operative a minimum 3 years’ experience in the overhaul and repair of general electrical, electronic and/or mechanical equipment relevant to the scope of the unit of competence being applied for taking into account the scope limitations. For a responsible person a minimum 3 years’ experience in the servicing of Ex electrical, electronic and/or mechanical equipment relevant to the scope of the unit of competence being applied for taking into account the scope limitations.
The scope limitations will clearly state the Unit of Competence applies for either an Operative or a Responsible person. Scope limitation by Explosion protection technique, Product Type, Group or Voltage are applicable to Unit Ex 005.