International Oil & Gas Training Academy

Ex14 Responsible Person

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About this course

Theoretical Content 100%

Target Audience

The course is aimed at those individuals in a senior supervisory / responsible role, i.e. those persons, directly responsible for the management of staff, processes and procedures relating to explosive atmosphere, in particular E,C&I equipment, protective systems and installations.

This is NOT a practitioners course and is therefore not normally suited for technicians.


Course Aims

To ensure that Responsible Persons and Technical persons with executive function as defined in IEC 60079-14 and or 60079-17 have the knowledge, skills and competencies to enable them to meet the requirements of these IEC standards and relevant directives.

Course Content

Appropriate Legal Requirements

Legislation Overview

ATEX137 / DSEAR overview

DSEAR reg 7

DSEAR ACOP / ATEX 137 Guidance

Appropriate Framework

Standards Overview

Case studies e.g Piper Alpha & Buncefield

Requirements of 60079-14 Annex A (knowledge skills & competencies)

Requirements of 60079-17 Annex B

(knowledge skills & competencies)

Practical understanding of explosion protection principles and techniques

Working knowledge and understanding of relevant standards in explosion protection such as IEC PARTS 10-1,:10-2, 14, 17.

Safe working procedures for explosive atmospheres – ref Annex B OF 60079-14

Sources of ignition EN 1127-1

Inspection and Remedial Action Strategy

Qualitative Analysis for periodic inspections as detailed in Annex A OF 60079-17

Simple quantitative methodology for the prioritisation of remedial actions

Competency criteria and assessment based on the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

EC&I Delivery Guide –HSE

Overview of IEC 60079-19 –Repair and IECEx Service Facilities


The majority of the course is Theory based but there is a practical element on the second examination.

Min/Max Delegates


Excellent facilities, excellent support from ASET team, would recommend ASET without hesitation

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

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