BSE Australia Electrical Engineering Contractors

Hazardous Area Technical Information


Check Lists for Typical Hazardous Areas

The following is a list of some of the typical Hazardous areas and some unsuspecting hazardous areas.  The list is not exhaustive.  Other areas that are suspected of giving rise to flammable gases, vapours, liquids or combustible dusts need to be assessed.

– Flammable liquid cabinets (normally do need appropriate signage and exclusion markings but not a Verification Dossier if there is no electrical installation in the associated Hazardous Area). – Explosives Areas. – Vehicle workshops. – Vehicle parking and standing areas (mainly underground or otherwise enclosed such that ventilation is restricted). – Fuel dispensing stations. – Fuel storage tanks and ventilation pipes from storage tanks. – Pollution control equipment. – vessel ullage area- Waste collection storage vessels, drains, sumps or pits. – Aircraft hangars and refuelling areas. – Above ground fuel storage tanks. – Underground fuel storage tanks. – Packaged fuel storage. – Fuel loading. – Waste liquids collection and drainage. – Gas equipment. – Fume cupboards and laboratories. – Flammable medical agents. – Anaesthetising areas. – Sewage treatment. – Surface coatings and adhesives. – Finishing processes (paint and lacquer). – Vessels containing flammable liquid. – Degreasing, cleaning processes. – Ammonia systems. – Refineries. – Grain silos, dust hoppers, bag emptying station, cyclone and filter as part of a suction extraction system. -LPG vessels, -LNG vessels- aerosol manufacturing- sugar mills- distilleries – organic waste depots.