Testing electrical installations for explosive atmospheres. It requires the ability to select, prepare and use appropriate testing devices, work safely and to Standards and to interpret and record test results.
Explosion-protection aspects for installing explosion protected and associated equipment and wiring systems. It requires the ability to match equipment with that specified for a given location, work safely, and to installation Standards and complete the necessary installation documentation. The explosion-protection aspects for maintaining explosion-protected and associated equipment and wiring systems including plant maintenance schemes.
Explosion-protection aspects for maintaining explosion protected and associated equipment and wiring systems including plant maintenance schemes. It requires the ability to develop and manage maintenance programs incorporating strategies for inspections, repair/overhaul/replacement of components and recording of maintenance outcomes. This includes the ability to follow a maintenance program, work safely, carry out maintenance to Standards and manufacturer’s instructions and complete the necessary maintenance documentation.
Evaluating the completeness of a hazardous area verification dossier and compliance of the explosion-protected aspects of the electrical installations within the constraints of a visual or close inspection. It requires the ability to work safely in a hazardous area, evaluate a verification dossier, identify explosion-protected equipment with their certification and specified location, inspect an installation for compliance and report and act on inspection results.
The explosion-protection aspects of conducting initial, periodic and sample audit inspections of explosion-protected equipment and installations. It requires the ability to audit a verification dossier, work safely in a hazardous area, inspect against Standards and report and act on inspection results.
Combination of written & practical
Electrical technicians/tradesman working in or associated with Explosive Atmospheres (Hazardous Areas)
- 001 – Knowledge of Explosion Protection requirements
- 003 – Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems
- 004 – Maintain equipment in explosive atmospheres
- 006 – Test electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
- 007 – Perform visual and close inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
- 008 – Perform detailed inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
Competence in this unit requires technical education (or equivalent) attained, relevant to the application, through documents such as College Certificates and Trade Credentials etc.
Minimum 3 years’ experience in Ex industrial electrical installation practice
Minimum 3 years’ experience in Ex maintenance practice
Minimum 3 years’ experience in general electrical installation practice