Conformity Assessment / Fitness for Purpose Report

Conformity Assessment Document

Throughout a project there maybe times when a piece of equipment required to perform a specific task is not available with ANZEx and IECEx certification.

Fortunately, there are alternative certifications and manufacturing systems used for Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas (EEHA) globally, so in the event that you need to use a piece of equipment without ANZEx and IECEx certification, a conformity assessment must be performed to ensure the equipment meets the same level of safety as an ANZEx & IECEx certified piece of equipment.

This assessment is demonstrated by the development of Conformity Assessment Documents (CAD).

Alternative certification schemes requiring a CAD assessment


FM - Factory Mutual

UL - Underwriters Laboratory

CSA – Canadian Standards Association

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Fitness for Purpose Report

Unlike a CAD (where there is a certification or manufacturing system to compare against), a fitness for purpose process provides a means of assessing changes to Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas (EEHA) typically used in novel or unusual applications, by reverting to the requirements of standards and their application.

The definitions of "fitness for purpose" is associated with the following concepts:

 Suited for its designated role or purpose

 Acceptable, suitable, and up to standard

 Meets required criteria

 Safe, not increasing existing risks

 Practical, pragmatic, economical and compliant

The assessor must collect and evaluate all available technical information to confirm that the changes to the product do not make any engineering difference and that no additional risk is introduced by the changes.

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.

HAZ Application Form

CAD/FFP Application Form

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Hazardous area and Type B compliance is our thing.

We'll take a practical approach and create the simplest and most productive solution for you.