Australian New Zealand Standard AS / NZS 60079:2009 Explosive Atmospheres - Western Australia

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to undertake electrical work in areas where flammable gas or vapour risks may arise. Where applicable you must conduct all electrical work in accordance with this standard.

This standard concerns the use of electrical apparatus in areas where flammable gas or vapour risks may arise. It sets out requirements for the construction, design, testing, selection and marking of electrical apparatus, as well as their erection, inspection and maintenance. It also provides guidance on how to classify the explosive risk posed by flammable gas or vapours.

There are four parts to the standard you must comply with:

  • AS / NZS 60079.0:2008 Explosive atmospheres - Equipment - General requirements;
  • AS/ NZS 60079.10.1:2009 Explosive atmospheres - Classification of areas - Explosive gas atmospheres;
  • AS / NZS 60079.14:2009 Explosive atmospheres - Electrical installations design, selection and erection; and
  • AS / NZS 60079.17:2009 Explosive atmospheres - Electrical installations inspection and maintenance.

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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