What it contains

This guidance notes advises operators of major hazard facilities (MHFs) about their responsibilities to safely manage electrical equipment in hazardous areas (EEHAs). The document explains:

  • failures in managing EEHAs at MHFs
  • what a hazardous area is
  • safety management systems for MHFs, including electrical equipment use and storage in hazardous areas
  • how to manage EEHAs, including hazardous area classification, equipment selection, maintenance and inspections
  • how to use verification records to make sure MHFs are EEHA-compliant
  • how to ensure that employees working with electrical items in hazardous areas are competent

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