Australian New Zealand Standard AS / NZS 2381 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres - Selection, Installation and Maintenance - Western Australia

Service summary

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.

Service type

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.

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
EnergySafety

Act(s) name

Electricity Act 1945 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Licensing Enquiries
Department of Commerce
EnergySafety


Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

1800678198

Phone:

08 62512000

Fax:

08 62511902
energylicensing@commerce.wa.gov.au

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