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
- Petrol forecourt environments
- Mills and other dust generating environments
To apply for this training course or for more information please contact our Training Team
Call: 0345 52 12345
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.
The course covers:
- Directives and regulations
- Hazardous areas
- Ignition sources of gas and dust
- Area classification
- Categories and EPLs
- Equipment for use in hazardous areas
- Types of protection, electrical and non-electrical
- Ingress protection (IP rating)
- Maintenance work
- Portable equipment
Assessment & Feedback
Two-day course delivered 9am-5pm delivered via classroom-based teaching and assessment.
The CompEx Foundation course requires no practical assessment. The assessment is carried out via an online examination only.
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
Upon successful completion of the course and examination a nationally-recognised core competence certification for hazardous areas will be issued.