Hazardous Locations Bundle


This comprehensive package bundles our three most popular and informative hazardous locations programs into a single registration. This 3 day program includes all content and materials from our Hazardous Locations – Basics of Global Hazardous Locations Requirements; our Hazardous Locations – Global Market Access ATEX Directives, IECEx, and Beyond, and our Hazardous Locations – Intrinsic Safety Design Fundamentals programs. Take all three programs and save over individual course registrations.

The topics covered in this course are:

  • How areas become classified and why hazardous locations are classified
  • The terminology associated with area classifications, including Classes, Groups, Divisions, Zone, temperature classes, protection methods, and more.
  • Examples of area classifications.
  • North American and international protection techniques for Divisions and Zones
  • How to select the appropriate standard to meet certification requirements
  • What products need to be certified and how to work with third parties to obtain those certifications.
  • Wiring methods and other installation concerns covered by the NEC ®, CEC and basic international requirements
  • ATEX Directive and Markings
  • EC Declaration of Conformity
  • Unit Verification
  • Product Quality Assurance Notification
  • Technical Files
  • Certificate Options
  • IECEx System
  • Quality Assessment Reports
  • INMETRO System for Brazil
  • HazLoc Certification in many other countries
  • Apparatus construction
  • Components on which intrinsic safety depends
  • Infallible components, infallible assemblies of components and infallible connections
  • Diode safety barriers
  • Type verification and tests
  • Markings
  • Comparison of Division 1 and Zone 0 requirements


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the terminology associated with Division and Zone-classified hazardous locations as used in North America and Zone-classified locations as used in the international community
  • Distinguish between Division and Zone classified locations
  • Understand the concepts behind each protection method employed in hazardous locations equipment design
  • Understand what equipment needs to be third-party certified and how to obtain certifications
  • Identify Hazardous Locations product markings
  • Understand NEC ® and Canadian Electrical Code installation requirements for Hazardous Locations equipment, as well as the basics of international installation requirements.
  • Discuss the European Compliance System
  • Communicate the ATEX Directive requirements for product certification
  • Communicate the manufacturer’s responsibilities for ATEX-certified equipment
  • Discuss the IECEx System
  • Discuss the differences between ATEX and the IECEx Scheme
  • Discuss the Acceptance of ATEX and IECEx Test Reports and Certifications
  • Communicate the ATEX and IECEx requirements for quality system certification
  • Communicate the requirements for INMETRO certifications for Brazil
  • Discuss the basic requirements for certifying hazardous locations equipment in many additional countries around the globe
  • Identify intrinsic safety concepts
  • Navigate international standards on intrinsic safety
  • Apply the requirements for “protective” components
  • Interpret fault analysis and fault counting
  • Design according to international conformity assessment procedures

Target Audience

  • R&D engineers
  • Product designers
  • Safety engineers
  • Jurisdictional authorities 
  • Government regulatory staff
  • Field engineers and other staff involved in using equipment in hazardous locations
  • Salespeople focused on the European market
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Time Requirement


Instructor-Led 3 days

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