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2 - Hazardous Areas Classification

6 - Hazardous Areas ClassificationA Hazardous Area is defined as a place that has the potential for a flammable mixture of gas and air, vapour and air, or dust in sufficient quantities to cause a fire or explosion.

Personnel operating in hazardous areas need to be aware of these risks and understand how to mitigate the likelihood of a fire or explosion by controlling and restricting their activities.

Approximate duration 20 minutes.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define what a Hazardous Area is
  • Describe what the explosion and ignition sources are
  • Explain how to prevent ignition
  • Describe the safeguards and rules

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