• Published: 20 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3322

Hazardous Area Electrical Equipment

Cause & Consequence

  • Electricity, electrical discharge, short circuit or overload
Incident Consequence
Not Assigned

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity


Incident Info Source

Step change in safety

Specific Incident Equipment

Electrical equipment in hazardous areas.

Lessons Identified

The selection and installation of electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas must be specified in the safety case.The duty holder is responsible for the proper maintenance of electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas.Where it was deemed appropriate the regulator imposed improvement and prohibition notices where it was identified that the defects could lead to an immediate threat to health and safety.It is important to ensure that electrical equipment used in hazardous areas is suitable and certified for the relevant hazardous zone

Incident Recommendations

Maintain electrical equipment in hazardous areas to a suitable standards and in particular be aware of the requirements of the safety case for the installation.

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