Safe Use of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas – HAZ1

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
Inspections & maintenance of electrical equipment
Intrinsically safe (IS) equipment and systems


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: £450.00 + 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 2019
Monday 15 – Wednesday 17

August 2019
Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15

November 2019
Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28

Call us now on 01642 467236 to make your booking.