You may be required to comply with this standard if you are carrying out electrical work in Western Australia. You must ensure that any electrical work you do in explosive atmospheres is in compliance with this standard.
This standard provides requirements for the selection, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres used in areas where flammable materials are generated, processed, handled or stored, and which therefore are potentially hazardous.
There are four parts to this standard that you must comply with:
- AS / NZS 2381.1:2005 Electrical equipment for explosive gas atmospheres - Selection, installation and maintenance - General requirements;
- AS / NZS 2381.2:2006 Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Selection, installation and maintenance - Flameproof enclosure 'd';
- AS 2381.6-1993 Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Selection, installation and maintenance - Increased safety 'e'; and
- AS 2381.7-1989 Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Selection, installation and maintenance - Intrinsic safety 'i'.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Department of Commerce
Electricity Act 1945 (Western Australia)
Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 (Western Australia)
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