Advitech is highly experienced in many aspects of risk management and functional safety.

Our proven methodologies and rigorous approach can be applied to any risk context to achieve safety of people, operations, the environment and the community.

We work within the framework of international and other relevant standards for Risk Management, Process Risk and WHS regulations.

Our customers benefit from our experience, which enables us to suggest relevant and effective controls to reduce risk levels to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).


Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Chemicals

Flammable gases and liquids or combustible dusts are commonly generated, handled or stored in manufacturing, mining and processing facilities. The area in which an ignition source and explosive atmosphere could be present is known as a hazardous area.

To ensure the safety of personnel, plant and equipment, a number of Acts, Regulations and Standards have been adopted within Australia to cover Hazardous Areas. We offer a range of specialist services in hazardous area assessment, dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals.

Advitech hazardous area classification

Engineering Services

  • Compliance auditing against relevant state legislation, codes of practice, guidelines and Australian Standards for all substance classes
  • Facilitation of risk assessments to review the safety of dangerous goods storage, handling and in-process use
  • Hazardous Areas zone identification and classification for gas and dust atmospheres
  • WorkCover notifications, forms and site drawings
  • Installation verification auditing against relevant State legislation, guidelines and Australian Standards for installed equipment
  • Facilitation of risk assessments to determine if safety levels need to be altered depending on the level of risk to human life, equipment and property
  • Engineering drafting to prepare hazardous area classification drawings to support site verification dossier

Project Examples

  • HAZOP studies for explosive gel mixing plant, specialised delivery vehicles, gas drainage and power generation plants
  • PHA for mine Environmental Impact Statement to identify potential site hazards and impact on surrounding land
  • Compliance assessment for underground petroleum storage systems
  • Classification of hazardous areas and preparation of drawings
  • Goaf Drainage Flare Plant hazardous area classification (HAC) for an underground mine
  • Australasian Institute of Dangerous Goods Consultants (AIDGC)
  • Environmental Associate Auditor with RABQSA International
  • Hazardous Area Classification Consultants