National Certificate in Electrical Apparatus in Explosive Atmospheres from The Skills Organisation
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This qualification is intended for electricians, industrial measurement and control technicians, electrical inspectors, and others who need to develop competency in working with electrical apparatus in explosive atmospheres. People who are awarded this qualification have the competency required to implement industry safety requirements specified in legislation and regulatory standards.
The qualification is made up of four sections. The Core Compulsory section includes standards which cover underpinning skills and knowledge which are essential for working in the explosive atmospheres environment. This section is designed to ensure that people awarded the qualification can demonstrate skills and knowledge related to:
. introductory and intermediate underpinning knowledge of electrical apparatus in explosive atmospheres
. reporting on the integrity of explosion-protected apparatus; and
. attending to breakdowns in explosive atmospheres.
Elective A allows people to choose from standards which cover skills and knowledge relevant to a range of roles in this working environment. If necessary, people can also select standards in Elective B which cover skills and knowledge related to the varied environments in which electrical apparatus suitable for installation in explosive atmospheres is operated.
The choice of standards in the electives ensures that the qualification is flexibility available to the various industries and disciplines working with electrical apparatus in explosive atmospheres. These standards cover skills and knowledge related to:
. visual inspection;
. fundamental knowledge of gas detection;
. portable and fixed gas detection devices;
. repairing, testing, inspecting, and verifying compliance of cabling for underground mines;
. planning and designing installations;
. interpreting and testing gases in underground mining sites.
The Electrical Inspector Optional Strand allows registered electrical inspectors to gain recognition for competency to inspect electrical apparatus in explosive atmospheres. It includes one compulsory standard and two optional standards.
Candidates who complete this qualification may choose to work towards the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Advanced Trade) (Level 5) with strands in Electrotechnology Specialisation, Electrical Installation, and Industrial Electrical Engineering [Ref: 0951], or the National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Advanced Trade) (Level 5) with strands in Electrotechnology Specialisation, Electrical Installation, and Industrial Electrical Engineering [Ref: 1514], or the National Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Level 5) [Ref: 0976].
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