November 9th to 13th marked the start of Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki’s Hazardous Area Training module hosted by CSL in Auckland. This course is designed for electricians, electrical inspectors and instrumentation technicians who will be working with electrical apparatus in explosive atmospheres, instructing them on relevant safety regulations and legislations.
Peter Lind of WITT conducted the course directing electricians from various companies on the intricacies of explosion protected electrical equipment in the CSL customisation workspace. The course opens with teaching the students understanding of electrical apparatus in hazardous areas, be that from dust, gas, heat or pressure and how to report on the integrity of the apparatus. From there the practical components started on CSL warehouse customising benches. The participants started with installation and then maintenance of apparatus covering necessary safety levels. Finally to keep workers in the environments safe the participants were instructed on how to safely attend to breakdowns.
The students covered everything from installation and maintenance to attending to breakdowns and testing equipment and components. This hands on course from WITT has given the participants the accreditation and confidence to work with electrical equipment in explosive areas.
Course will be running in our facility again for several dates in 2016 depending on numbers. To see an outline of this course that was sent out earlier this year please follow this link here. Register your interest with Joanna Brown of WITT