This professional development course is designed for engineers and technicians who need to understand the different types of protection, maintenance of safety equipment, and requirements for working with hazardous areas.
This course provides a comprehensive technical approach to hazardous areas. It offers detailed explanations of the principles involved, the techniques used, the management structures, and the requirements to comply with the harmonized international standards that are now in place. It also explains the subject of explosion protection applied to electrical equipment in such areas.
Where potentially flammable atmospheres are encountered in industrial processes, area classification is mandatory as part of a risk assessment for the management of health and safety. These issues are examined by providing you with the opportunity to apply this process and understand the importance and extent of the cooperation of the disciplines involved.
Requirements of inspection and maintenance are discussed to show the importance of their effectiveness once the correct installation has been adequately achieved, and to enable management to form a structured and effective regime to ensure safety.
While this course is aimed at those who work in technical roles, supervisors and managers are also encouraged to take it, as we outline management responsibility and you to complement and accommodate the needs of your staff.
The course is composed of 12 modules, covering topics such as the responsibilities of hazardous area owners and equipment suppliers, how apparatus is made safe and suitable for use in hazardous areas, and understanding the requirements for the maintenance of equipment and inspection of hazardous areas.
To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinars. Detailed summaries/notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance. In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes. If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.
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Haresh Khemani is passionate about Mechanical Engineering, and teaching and writing. In a career spanning over more than 20 years, he has gained extensive industrial experience in the area of utilities, which provides him command in this field to teach and provide consultancy.
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You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This professional development program is delivered online and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.
Registrations are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.
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