Classify hazardous areas - gas atmospheres

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver UEENEEM052A, 'Classify hazardous areas - gas atmospheres'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Determine the type and extent of explosion hazard.


Functions and process equipment in the area are determined and hazardous materials identified from specifications, hazard and risk assessment and/or written consultation with process specialist personnel.


Explosion and physical properties of hazardous materials are listed, together with the title of the authority from which the data is obtained.


Gas Groupings and temperature class of flammable gases and vapours and /or dust that may be present in the area are established from collected data.


Potential sources of release and/or dust layering are identified from specifications, and/or written consultation with process specialist personnel.


Establish the type and extent of zones.


Zones are determined by similarity to examples in Standards or from first principles.


Where first principles are used, grades, sources and magnitude of release and dust layering are established from specifications and diagrams and reviewed with process specialist personnel.


This should include such matters as ventilation assessment, housekeeping assessment and calculations.


Document classification and delineation of zones.


Area classification documentation is completed in accordance with requirements and submitted to appropriate personnel.


Classification documentation records are filed for future reference and for incorporation in the verification dossier.

Qualifications and Skillsets

UEENEEM052A appears in the following qualifications:

  • UEE61210 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Explosion protection
  • UEE61410 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering - Explosion protection - Industrial control
  • UEE62211 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering