Management of electrical equipment in hazardous areas at major hazard facilities

How to safely manage electrical equipment in hazardous areas (EEHA) at major hazard facilities (MHFs).
Last updated

Feb 2017

Reading level

difficult

File Type and Size

PDF, 180.75 kB

Document Length

5 pages

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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