Training & Development

Theoretical and practical information, customized to the needs of your company.

Hazcon training addresses local, national and international  Standards and certification requirements for electrical equipment to be used in hazardous locations.

The following individuals or groups benefit from Hazcon training programs:

  • All persons working in design and specification of electrical products for hazardous location products and solutions
  • Engineers, Technicians, installers and maintenance personnel responsible for systems in hazardous locations

The following individuals or groups benefit from Hazcon training programs:

  • Basic & Fundamental Concepts of Hazardous Locations
  • Basic & Fundamental Concepts of Protection Techniques (which covers Intrinsically Safe; Flameproof/ explosion proof; Increased Safety; Purging and Pressurization; Encapsulation; Optical Radiation)
  • Basic & Advanced Intrinsically Safe Design
  • Class I, II, Division 1 Applications and their Design Concepts
  • Fundamentals of the Zone Classification System and Ex Markings
  • How to Prepare for Zone 2/Division 2 Applications
  • Field Wiring Installations per CEC, NEC and IEC 60079-14

Hazcon also offers customized training

In addition to the standard training packages, we can customize training for you based on your unique needs. In order for training to be effective, it must address your goals and objectives; it must meet the needs of those in attendance; it must be relevant; and it must have an impact.

You can determine your need for training by asking yourself  5 questions. From your answers to these questions, you can determine the current skill/knowledge level of your  trainees and Hazcon can help  you define training goals based on your needs.

1) Assess your knowledge of hazardous area classification systems

How familiar are you with hazardous area classification systems used in North America and globally?

  • Zone System: Zone 0, Zone 1 and Zone 2/ Zone 20, Zone 21, and Zone 22
  • Class-Division System: Class I & II, Division 1 – and Class I and II, Division 2

Hazcon can develop a training program that clarifies the  Class/division and/or Zone classification systems, and specifically the ones that apply/may apply to your products.

2) Assess your knowledge of the nature and likelihood of hazardous materials being present where your electrical device will be installed and used

How familiar are you with the nature of hazardous materials (gases, dusts, and fibres) which can result in a fire or explosion, given a source of ignition?

Explosive Gases:

  • i. Group A or IIC (Acetylene)
  • ii. Group B or IIB+ H2 (Hydrogen)
  • iii. Group C or IIB (Ethylene)
  • iv. Group D or IIA (Propane)

Explosive Dusts and Combustible Fibres (“Flyings”):

  • i. Group E or IIIC (Conductive dusts)
  • ii. Group F or IIIB (Non-conductive dusts)
  • iii. Group G or IIIA (Combustible flyings)

Hazcon can develop a training program that clarifies the nature of the hazardous materials that will/may be present where your product is installed, as well as the impact of these hazardous materials on product design, in order for it to be compliant with safety Standards.

3) How familiar are you with the certification systems that apply where your product will be/may be sold and used?

Hazardous location certification systems:

  • IECEx
  • ATEX
  • North America (CA/US)
  • UKCA

Hazcon can develop a training program that clarifies the  requirements of the certifications that apply to your chosen market, as well as the benefits to you of multiple certifications.

4) How familiar are you with Protection Techniques and their use for electrical devices designed to be installed in hazardous locations?

Hazardous Location Protection Techniques:

  • Intrinsic Safety
  • Explosion-proof
  • Non-arcing & non-sparking
  • Purging and Pressurization
  • Increased Safety
  • Encapsulation
  • Oil-immersion
  • Protection by Enclosure (for dust only)
  • Enclosed Break
  • Powder filled
  • Optical Radiation

Hazcon can develop a training program that clarifies each protection technique, and specifically the ones that will be required for your product in the location in which it will be used/installed. The impact of these protection techniques must be considered at the product design stage.

5) How familiar are you with Temperature Groups (T1, T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6)?


  • T1: 450°C
  • T2: 300°C
  • T3: 200°C
  • T4: 135°C
  • T5: 100°C
  • T6: 85°C

Hazcon can develop a training program that clarifies each Temperature Group, and specifically the one that will be required for your product.

We’ve made it easy for you to determine your needs for training! Simply download the Hazcon Training Evaluation Sheet, complete it and send it back to us via  We can then work together to develop the training program(s) and delivery methods that meet your needs.

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