Industry Training

CompEx Foundation

Duration Age Group Study Cost
2 DAYS TRAINING PART TIME DAY Contact us*
Duration Age Group Study Cost
2 DAYS TRAINING PART TIME DAY Contact us*

Overview

The CompEx Foundation course is a specialised training programme aimed at Technical Assistants, Supervisors, Contract Managers and Senior Management.

This is a nationally-recognised qualification offering underpinning knowledge. The course provides an overview of the requirements of achieving and maintaining safe installations in hazardous areas, enabling a greater appreciation of the hazards associated with working in explosive atmospheres and the promotion of safe working practices. 
Staff attending this course often work in potentially explosive environments such as:

  • On and off-shore oil and gas installations
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Distilleries
  • Petrol forecourt environments
  • Mills and other dust generating environments

Applying

To apply for this training course or for more information please contact our Training Team

Call: 0345 52 12345


 

Entry Requirements

This course contains no practical skills training or practical assessment and is therefore suited to anyone involved in hazardous area work who does not carry out installation or inspection of electrical equipment. Unlike the other CompEx courses, no prior knowledge of hazardous areas is required for full participation in this course.

Course Structure

The course covers:

  • Directives and regulations
  • Hazardous areas
  • DSEAR
  • Ignition sources of gas and dust
  • Area classification
  • Signage
  • Categories and EPLs
  • Equipment for use in hazardous areas
  • Types of protection, electrical and non-electrical
  • Ingress protection (IP rating)
  • Maintenance work
  • Repairs
  • Modifications
  • Portable equipment

Assessment & Feedback

Delivery

Two-day course delivered 9am-5pm delivered via classroom-based teaching and assessment.

Assessments

The CompEx Foundation course requires no practical assessment. The assessment is carried out via an online examination only.

Course Cost

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The course fee will cover the following:

  • CompEx Toolbox Guide
  • Registration, examination and assessment fees
  • Course materials
  • Pad and pen
  • Certification upon successful completion
  • Lunch and refreshments

What Next...

Accreditation

Upon successful completion of the course and examination a nationally-recognised core competence certification for hazardous areas will be issued.