Training

Why training by Sallab:

For training in the specialized, high-risk field of explosion protection, one needs a thorough understanding of the explosion protection concepts. Sallab staff has expertise in all aspects of explosion protection, including design requirements, testing and certification of Ex apparatus, area classification and inspection of Ex apparatus.  We stay abreast of developments in Ex technology by our association with a SANAS accredited test laboratory and being involved in national and international standard committees that compile Ex standards.  Our staff are enthusiastic and have many years of experience in compiling and presenting Ex courses.

Sallab offer a range of training courses in the field of explosion protection. The courses are aimed at staff from plants and mines with hazardous locations, as well as at companies involved in the design, manufacture and repair of explosion-protected apparatus. 

Students receive up-to-date practical and theoretical information. 

Depending on the course, students need some technical background that may include formal training. Most courses allow students the opportunity to be assessed for having achieved the desired competence by means of a questionnaire and/or observation during lectures and practical sessions.

BEE Status:

Sallab complies with the BEE requirements for small companies. Our most important contribution is empowerment through training.

General course information:

The courses are continuously upgraded to incorporate the latest editions of standards and student feedback.

Depending on the course, students need some technical background that may include formal training. Most courses allow students the opportunity to be assessed for having achieved the desired competence by means of a questionnaire and/or observation during lectures and practical sessions.

Courses are also presented on site. One of our strengths is that courses can be developed to suitspecific company needs.

Training course 2019:

  • SANS standards for training can be obtained at a discount rate through us.

  • Companies with 4 or more students may negotiate a special discount.

  • These costs apply to courses presented at our premises.

Please download the 2019 Application Form.

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What is explosion protection?

Mines and industries where explosive gas, vapour or dust atmospheres may form must be equipped with explosion protected electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment, ie equipment that has an acceptable low risk of creating an ignition source. Since 1950, testing of explosion protected apparatus has been conducted in South Africa by independent laboratories as required by law.

Typical aspects to be considered in such mines and industries include:

  • classification of potentially hazardous locations (determining the risk of creating an explosive atmosphere);

  • selection of appropriate explosion protected equipment (balancing the above risk with the risk of causing an ignition and therefore an explosion); and

  • inspection, maintenance and repair of explosion protected apparatus (keeping equipment in a condition that will not increase the ignition risk).

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