Designed specifically for persons in roles such as Technical Assistants, Supervisors, Contract Managers and Senior Management etc to enable a greater appreciation of the hazards associated with working in explosive atmospheres and the promotion of safe working practices., this is an underpinning knowledge unit to give an overview of the requirements of achieving and maintaining safe installations in hazardous areas.

Course Duration: 2 Days

Pre-Requisites: None

Assessment: On-line 'multi-matrix' assessment

Award: On successful assessment, a CompEx Unit ExF certificate will be awarded

Course Content:

Competency requirements for working in explosive atmosphere

Health and Safety requirements for working in explosive atmospheres

Legislation for working in explosive atmosphere (location specific e.g. ATEX, DSEAR)

Hazardous Areas:

  • Flammables
  • Preventative Measures
  • Ignition sources
  • Characteristics of gases and vapours
  • Characteristics of Dusts (IEC 60079-10-2)
  • Area classification
  • ATEX Categories
  • IEC Equipment Protection Levels

Equipment For Use in Hazardous Areas:

  • Types of Protection
    • Non-electrical (EN13463-1)
    • Electrical (IEC 60079-parts as applicable)
  • Ingress Protection (IP rating)
  • Equipment Labelling
  • Inspections
  • Maintenance work
  • Repairs
  • Modifications
  • Control of Personal Equipment

Course Dates

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