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Are you meeting the standards for your industry?

If a fire or explosion could be caused by an ignition source in a hazardous area, you need an assessment both to meet industry standards and keep your people safe.

Area classification is used to determine the possibility of an explosive atmosphere. In Australia, the preferred standards to determine a hazardous area are AS/NZS 60079.10.1 for Gas & Vapour and AS/NZS 60079.10.2 for Dusts.

Selection, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment for explosive gas atmospheres are detailed in AS/NZS 60079.14. The requirements of this standard are mandatory and are called up in the applicable Acts or Regulations of each State or Territory in Australia. Inspection of equipment to AS/NZS 60079.17 gives the owner faith that the integrity of the equipment has not been compromised, and that in the event of a flammable atmosphere, the equipment will continue to keep the plant and equipment safe.
How do I make sure my site is compliant?


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Why choose HAZ?

The HAZ team of expert engineers takes a practical approach to finding simple, productive and cost-effective compliance solutions for equipment installed and operated in hazardous areas. With our head office in Brisbane we have delivered practical solutions to clients throughout Australia, SE Asia and the USA. We have the skills, trade experience and qualifications to ensure we meet and exceed your expectations.

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Hazardous Area Inspections


Effective maintenance is critical for the ongoing safety of personnel in hazardous areas. HAZ provide three types of inspections for electrical equipment in the field, including:

  • Detail inspections
  • Close inspections
  • Visual inspections
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Are you looking for a Digital Hazardous Areas Dossier?

We use our proprietary

EXMAN - hazardous areas compliance software which manages your compliance in real time.

Take a smarter, real-time approach to simplify hazardous area compliance with EXMAN.

Hazardous Areas Design

In the design phase of your site, you'll make every effort to minimise the extent of hazardous areas, but it may be difficult to ensure that explosive atmospheres will never occur. In our experience the design is where projects are most at risk of non-compliance, with insufficient detail for the installers. Keep your people safer by engaging the experts at HAZ.

Whether you are working on a new or existing project, our team will work with you to ensure that all hazardous area electrical risks are identified and managed to meet the required standards.

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Hazardous Areas Classification

In its simplest form area classification can be summarised as the following -

Area Classification simplified

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Hazardous Areas Auditing

To simplify the auditing process, we follow these four easy steps -

Hazardous Areas Auditing

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Hazardous Areas Dossier

A hazardous areas verification dossier is a live, legal document demonstrating that your installation complies with the relevant standards. This should be available to everyone on site, and should be updated as equipment is inspected, new equipment installed or classification changes.

HAZ can assist with the preparation of your hazardous areas verification dossier, ensuring the dossier’s compliance with the requirements of AS/NZS 60079.14.

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Type B Gas Appliance

Type B appliances are commonly found in industrial sites and are defined in AS/NZS 5601.1 as an appliance with gas consumption exceeding 10 MJ/hour for which a certification scheme doesn’t exist.

To operate a Type B appliance legally in all states and territories of Australia, the appliance must be certified as per local requirements at state/territory level.

The experts at HAZ can help with your gas compliance needs for design, installation, and commissioning of Type B appliances, as well as your ongoing compliance requirements.

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