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Australian/New Zealand & International Standards

There are many reference standards in relation to static electricity and lightning protection in relation to hazardous areas. Whilst the list of standards that appear  below is not a complete list it is a great place to start  

AS/NZS 1020:2023 -
The control of static electricity in non-hazardous areas 

The control of static electricity in non-hazardous areas provides information on static electricity, including but not limited to Static Electricity Assessments (SEA) and Static Control Plan (SCP), Testing and Controls.

TIP* Whilst the name on the standard implies that this standard is not specific to hazardous areas, it is important to understand that a workplace with a hazardous area is typically comprised of both hazardous areas and non-hazardous areas and therefore AS/NZS 1020:2023 will apply to most workplaces with a hazardous area. It is rare that a workplace is comprised only of a hazardous area.

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SA TS 60079.32.1: 2022  -
Explosive atmospheres, Part 32.1: Electrostatic hazards, guidance (IEC TS 60079-32-1:2013/AMD 1:2017 (ED. 1.1) MOD) 

Explosive atmospheres, Part 32.1: Electrostatic hazards, guidance (IEC TS 60079-32-1:2013/AMD 1:2017 (ED. 1.1) MOD) provides information on static electricity, including but not limited to static electricity in liquids gases and powders, staic electricity when handling explosives, 

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AS 1768: 2021  -
Lightning Protection

 

This document specifies requirements for the design,

installation, maintenance and testing of lightning protection

on common structures, and for electrical and electronic

systems within those structures.
These requirements cover the following:
(a) Assessment of risk.
(b) Protection of structures.
(c) Protection of electrical and electronic 
equipment.
(d) Testing and maintenance.
(e) Personal safety.
1.1.2 Application
This document applies to conventional lightning protection systems (LPSs) that comprise air terminals, downconductors, earth termination networks and surge protective devices (SPDs).
This document does not endorse nor imply the endorsement of non-conventional LPSs that comprise air terminals which claim enhanced performance, or downconductors which claim enhanced magnetic screening over conventional systems. The performance of such systems is outside the scope of this document.

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NF C 17 - 102 - International Standard
Protection against lightning

This document describes the main dispositions in order to insure the
protection of structures, buildings and open areas against direct lightning
impact by early streamer emission protection system. Many tests on ESE
are detailed and specific installation rules are introduced to ensure
protection efficiency.

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EN 62305 - International Standard
Protection against lightning (PART1/2/3 & 4)

This part of IEC 62305 provides general principles to be followed for protection of structures
against lightning, including their installations and contents, as well as persons.
The following cases are outside the scope of this standard:
– railway systems;
– vehicles, ships, aircraft, offshore installations;
– underground high pressure pipelines;
- pipe, power and telecommunication lines placed outside the structure.
NOTE These systems usually fall under special regulations produced by various specialized authorities.

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