The course provides an overview of the legislative requirements for hazardous area installations; an introduction to explosion protected equipment, and how to interpret hazardous area classification drawings and equipment markings.

Hazardous areas are found across industries including, hydrocarbon, oil and gas, petroleum, transportation, processing, refining, storing and food processing where dusts are present, mining, pharmaceuticals and anywhere there is a risk of combustible dusts, gases and vapours.

Course Content:

  • What is a hazardous area?
  • Area classifications
  • Zones for combustible dusts, gases and vapours
  • Hazardous area signage
  • Equipment selection, installation, and maintenance
  • Performing work in hazardous area
  • Safe Systems of Work

Entry Requirements:

To successfully complete this course, you will need to have proficiency in reading and typing in English, as well as basic computer skills.

This course is fully online so you will need to have access to a computer, tablet or phone and have an email address to complete your registration.

System Requirements

  • Newest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, or Safari.
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Browser must have JavaScript enabled (most do)
  • Speakers or headphones are required.
  • Internet connection with 2.5 Mbps+.
  • Check that your company firewall is not blocking the video content.


Upon completion, candidates will be awarded a certificate of completion in Hazardous Area Awareness.


Target Audience

This course is suitable for anyone working in (or intending to work in) a hazardous or explosive (Ex) areas including those in operational and technical roles, and management and non-technical roles.


Allow 2 – 4 hrs