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Standards drive a lot of the differences between onshore and offshore installations, but some things are simply down to preferences, or established industry practices. Some of the biggest noticeable differences with offshore installations are: 1. Cables – braided armour is more common, low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) cables mandatory 2. Cable transits – Multi Cable Transits (MCTs)… Read more »


If you want to get into the offshore game, you will almost certainly need to hold a dual electrical/instrumentation trade. Accommodation is limited on offshore facilities so electrical personnel are expected to also handle instrumentation. You’ll need some maintenance experience in your CV too – not just construction. EEHA competencies covering installation, maintenance and inspection… Read more »


Onshore it is likely that AS/NZS 3000 will apply, often together with other industry-specific standards such as the AS/NZS 3007 series. Even if the legislation that applies allows some freedom for the facility owner to nominate different standards to control electrical risk, it is rare that that will do so. Australian electrical workers are familiar… Read more »

Onshore vs Offshore what you need to know: Legislation

The legislation covering the Australian offshore industry is a Commonwealth (federal) Act: The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Safety Act (OPGGSA). That means the law is the same whether you are in Bass Strait, the North West Shelf or anywhere else in Australian waters. The industry regulator is the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental… Read more »

MYTH 5: Refresher training is required every 2 years.

MYTH 5: Refresher training is required every 2 years. False! This may come as a surprise, but there is actually no specified interval requirement when it comes to ‘refresher training.’  Did you know that the AS/NZS/IEC 60079.14 only states that “appropriate continuing education or training shall be undertaken by personnel on a regular basis”? While… Read more »

MYTH 1: EEHA Training is mandatory when conducting any EEHA electrical work. 

MYTH 1: EEHA Training is mandatory when conducting any EEHA electrical work. False. The requirement is about demonstrating the competence to safely complete your work. Does this mean you have to attend training in order to receive this competence? No, not necessarily. It’s true that in Australia state law requires electrical installations that comply with… Read more »

Extend Training and Trainor Korea Partnership

Extend Training and our partner Bureau Veritas Korea are pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with Trainor Korea. This new partnership will allow our customers to access training and assessment services for both IECEx CoPC and EEHA Competencies to AS/NZS 4761 in an efficient and cost-effective way.  Under the agreement, holders of EEHA Competency… Read more »

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