About us

Our principal consultants provide solutions in the application of electrical equipment in hazardous areas to a wide range of clients and industries: Ralph Wigg and Jason McGee have extensive experience and qualifications as hazardous area inspectors and explosion protection experts, which enables us to partner with you to ensure that your electrical equipment and installations conform to the required standards.

Jason McGee

Jason has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering) from Monash University, as well as additional training in Quality Management System auditing and Hazardous Areas.

With more than 10 years experience working as an explosion protection expert/hazardous area inspector, Jason is comfortable working with both large and small clients when it comes to the classification, design, inspection and compliance of electrical equipment installations in hazardous areas.

Jason is a Class "H" Licensed Electrical Inspector with Energy Safe Victoria and can assist with inspection of your prescribed electrical work in hazardous areas.

Besides his work with E-x Solutions Jason is actively involved in the development of explosive atmospheres standards as Chair of Standards Australia committee EL-014, Vice Chair of IEC committee TC 31, as well as many other domestic and international roles. In May 2023, Jason was presented with the Emerging Leader award by Standards Australia.


Ralph Wigg AM

Ralph first started working in the electrical power industry, as a field-tester with the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. This involved working with both low and high voltage switchgear, transformers, protection equipment, and instrumentation.

Following his time with the State Electricity Commission, Ralph moved into the marketing and sales of low voltage control equipment, including: motor starting equipment, control devices, instrumentation, and hazardous area equipment. Joining Wilco as a Product Designer in 1981, Ralph went on to become Engineering Manager there and soon begun working intimately with domestic, commercial and industrial products prior to Wilco being purchased by Gerard Industries. Since 1989 Ralph has managed the Industrial Product Design group within Gerard Industries’ Engineering Department with an emphasis on hazardous area products.

In 1981 Ralph commenced an active involvement in the Standards Australia Committees for Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas. During 1991 Ralph became involved in IEC work where he was Australia's lead delegate to TC 31 and subcommittees for many many years. Ralph was appointed chair of IEC technical committee SC 31H for Combustible Dusts and successfully oversaw the integration of requirements for Combustible Dusts with Explosive gas requirements.

Ralph was a recipient of the prestigious Standards Australia International "Standards Award" in 1997 and has had the honour of receiving the IEC 1906 award, which is given to ‘those experts who have made exceptional contributions to the IEC’s work.’

In 2022 Ralph was invested as a member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to standards development and conformity assessment.