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Skills obtained in this course:


Compile and produce appropriate documentation of work operations.


If you know what to look for, you can work smarter, safer and be more productive.


Pair workplace protocols and creative initiative to methodically design and produce various projects

Risk Management

Determine likelihoods and consequences to implement appropriate procedures.

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Hazardous Area Design, Plan and Classification

Course Description
Our Hazardous Area Design, Plan and Classification Training course is intended for electrical workers, engineers and technicians involved with installing, maintaining electrical equipment in hazardous areas and area classification. Our course has been designed to cover hazardous area classification procedures and techniques for Gas and Combustible Dust installations.  Students will be taught the correct method of analysing and classifying the hazardous area and will be given in depth knowledge on how to assess flammable material properties and ignition characteristics.

At Volt Edge, we understand the importance of covering a wide spectrum of skills and knowledge to give our students every chance to succeed in a Hazardous Area workplace. Throughout this course, we cover the classification of areas where flammable/combustible potentially explosive materials may exist; the explosion-protection aspects planning electrical installations for hazardous areas; and the explosion-protection aspects of ensuring that potentially explosive atmospheres, generated by production, processing or servicing activities, do not pose a hazard to persons, property or the environment.

To become proficient in these skills, a student is required to have the ability to gather and analyse data relative to explosion hazards, determine the extent of risk and establish and document zones; and the ability to identify hazardous area zones from classification diagrams, or from examples of previously classified areas or those given in Standards, and to select and locate explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems and other items that may influence the explosion-protection technique.

Our design course delivers up to date industry relevant training and focuses on the proper selection and installation of equipment to be used safely in a hazardous environment. The topics include:
Hazardous Area Management.
HA Design Principles and Objectives.
Explosion Protection Techniques.
Classification Principles and Techniques.
Planning a Hazardous Area.
Engineering calculation such as MDP, IS Parameters etc.
Equipment selection in a Hazardous Area.
Design of Pressurisation and Ventilation Systems.
Hazardous Area Earthing requirements.

Course Delivery
This course is delivered face to face over 5 days.

Training is completed face to face.

24hr access to Volt Edge support network.

View our calender to see which dates suits you.

Units of Competencies

Unit Code Unit Name
UEENEEM052A Classify Hazardous Areas – gas.
UEENEEM053A Classify Hazardous Areas – dust.
UEENEEM054A Plan Electrical installations of hazardous areas – gas.
UEENEEM055A Plan Electrical installations of hazardous areas – dust.
UEENEEM056A Plan Electrical installations of hazardous areas – pressurisation.
UEENEEM057A Design explosion-protected electrical systems and installations – gas.
UEENEEM058A Design explosion-protected electrical systems and installations – dust.
UEENEEM059A Design explosion-protected electrical systems and installations – pressurisation.
UEENEEM078A Manage compliance of hazardous areas.


We prefer students to have previously completed Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas prior to attending the Design, Plan and Classify course, this is not mandatory.
The Design, Plan and Classify competencies would receive a Statement of Attainment for Engineering personnel only (NORMALLY).

Volt Edge has written the required pre-requisites in an online format that means, electricians can receive a Statement of Attainment for the above mentioned competencies (Design, Plan and Classify).
UEENEEE071B – Write specifications for electrical engineering projects.
UEENEEE015B – Develop design briefs for electro-technology projects.

Determine the type and extent of explosion hazard.
Establish the type and extent of zones.
Document classification and delineation of zones.

Verify hazardous classification for the area.
Select and check equipment, wiring and accessories.
Document installation plan.

Establish possibility of explosive hazard.
Establish explosion-protection strategies for site.
Implement explosion-protection strategies.
Establish and implement procedures for maintaining explosion-protection.

These online competencies are available for $ 350.00 (GST Free) for those students doing the Design, Plan and Classify only.
5 Days face to face – $ 3,600 (GST Free).
Including online pre-requisite units – $ 3,950 (GST Free).

Note: Pre-Requisite units must be completed prior to attending the course if required.