Developing personnel competencies in explosive atmospheres for electrical engineers

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Abstract

Competency of personnel working in explosive atmospheres is necessary. The potential for accidents in explosive areas is increasing if personnel are not competent. The objective of this study is to develop personnel competencies in explosive atmospheres for electrical engineers in industries. The authors modified IEC Units of Competence for working with electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres, and thus they developed five-dimension competency model: (1) apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres, and classify hazardous areas; (2) install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems; (3) maintain, overhaul, and repair explosion-protected equipment; (4) test and inspect electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres; and (5) design and audit electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres. The model developed could be a reference framework for developing electrical safety course in college education and industrial training. For verifying the model, the next steps will consist of exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and analytic hierarchy process (AHP).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-653
Number of pages8
JournalTurkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
Volume2016
Issue numberNovemberSpecialIssue
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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