With the publication of the latest Hazardous Area installation standard AS/NZS 60079.14 the concept of Equipment Protection Levels [EPLs] has been implemented. This is designed to give larger companies the facility to apply an extended risk assessment and use a different level of protection than that which would normally be required by the zone of classification. A training video is available to fully explain what EPLs are and how they are intended to be used. Hopefully this will avoid creating artificial classification to achieve this end. For further information contact E-x Solutions on +61 8 8270 2177.