Delivery of workshop:
Workshops are presented using PowerPoint slides, a video clips, video tapes and real hazardous area electrical equipment.
Colin Baker is a practising professional engineer, qualified workplace assessor (Certificate IV) and workplace trainer who has been involved with surge protection, intrinsic safety and hazardous area installations since 1970. He has worked for some of the major manufacturers of hazardous area instrumentation and has gained significant surge protection and hazardous area experience through designing, installing, commissioning and inspecting equipment and installations.
Colin has provided training and technical support to many chemical, petrochemical and public utility companies around the world and has written and presented numerous papers locally and internationally.
An H Class Licensed Electrical Inspector (Vic) and an Accredited Auditor (Qld), Colin is qualified to inspect hazardous area electrical installations under the 2009 Victoria Electricity Safety (Installation) Regulations and the 2002 Queensland Electrical Safety Regulation.
He sits on the joint Australian/New Zealand Standards committees MS-066 (was P-012) for hazardous area competency, EL-014 for equipment in explosive atmospheres and MS-011 for classification of hazardous areas. He sits on sub-committees EL-014-4 for standards on Intrinsic Safety, Encapsulation, Special Protection and Combustible Dusts; ME-026-02 for standards on industrial hazardous area trucks; EL-014-8 for standards on spray painting booths and has provided input for EL-014-9 for standards on gas detectors.
Explosion Protection Technology Pty Ltd is a leading independent and Australian owned consulting and training organisations founded by Colin. The company specialising in the safety of hazardous area electrical installations based on the current Australian Standards including:
- Classifying hazardous areas
- Checking electrical installations located in hazardous areas
- Assisting clients to obtain certification of hazardous area electrical equipment
- Running hazardous area workshops