HAZ1 – Safe Use of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas

Outline Content

  • Definitions of hazardous areas
  • Protection concepts
  • Hazardous area classification
  • Gas groups
  • Flash point
  • Ignition temperatures
  • Explosive limits LEL/UEL
  • Zone definitions 0 1 and 2 safe areas
  • Temperature classification
  • Equipment selection
  • Labelling and certification to CENELEC standards
  • ATEX directives
  • Duties of the installer, manufacturer & operator
  • Maintenance of electrical equipment
  • Intrinsically safe (IS) equipment and systems
  • Duration

    3 days

    Course Overview

    This course is designed for personnel working within hazardous area environments. The course provides a theoretical overview of the hazards associated with installing, operating and maintaining electrical equipment within potentially explosive areas. This is not a COMP-EX course however, the same theories, details and standards are covered.

    Who should attend?

    All personnel in any position within a company working on a plant/installation or within any environment which contains hazardous gases/vapours/dusts that are potentially explosive. This particularly applies to personnel involved with operating or working with any electrical plant/equipment or machinery in the oil and gas industry.

    Course Aims

    To provide personnel working within potentially explosive environments with sufficient knowledge, and detail to ensure that they perform any task relating to the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment safety.


    Delegates who successfully complete the course and the theoretical assessment will receive a Faraday Training Group competence certificate. Delegates who fail or do not wish to undertake the competence assessment will receive a Faraday Training Group attendance certificate.


    Course: £715.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.
    Assessment: £50.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.

    Note: course assessment is optional.

    All prices exclude VAT and are subject to revision without notice. Further dates can be added upon request, please contact us.

    Course Dates

    April 2020
    Tuesday 07 – Thursday 09

    July 2020
    Wednesday 15 – Friday 17

    September 2020
    Wednesday 30 – Friday 02 (October)

    Call us now on 01642 467236 to make your booking.