Working in potentially explosive environments? The NICEIC Hazardous Areas Scheme is for you.
Sometimes electrical work is undertaken in areas where gases, vapours or combustible dust particles are present. In hazardous circumstances, contractors need to meet additional requirements to ensure safety.
The NICEIC Hazardous Areas Scheme is available to contractors who are already registered on the Approved Contractor scheme and wish to demonstrate that they are competent to work in these high-risk situations.
NICEIC Approved Contractors are electrical contractors who have been assessed as competent to deliver electrical work against the requirements of BS 7671
- Your business is directly engaged in electrical work in potentially explosive atmospheres (other than in mines, medical locations and locations relating to the manufacture and processing of explosives, and offshore)
- You have undertaken electrical work in potentially explosive atmospheres for at least 6 months
- You can arrange access to a range of hazardous area work sufficient for technical evaluation and assessment purposes
- You have equipment appropriate to the range and scale of electrical work undertaken in hazardous areas
- You hold British Standards and other technical reference documents relevant to the range and scale of electrical work undertaken in potentially explosive atmospheres
- You employ persons competent to undertake electrical work in hazardous areas, who are adequately and appropriately supervised
- Your business is currently certificated as an NICEIC Approved Contractor
- There are established and maintained training and experience records for each person who may be assigned to undertake electrical work in potentially explosive atmospheres (except for persons who will be subject to constant supervision)
- There is one or more suitable Qualified Supervisors for Hazardous Areas