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Compex 3 Day Mechanical Competence Based Course Unit 11

Duration 3 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £709.00 + VAT
Venue Altens Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
18 Jan - 20 Jan 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 5
01 Mar - 03 Mar 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 5
24 May - 26 May 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 6
09 Aug - 11 Aug 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 6
13 Sep - 15 Sep 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 6
22 Nov - 24 Nov 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 6

About this course

Practical Content 30% Theoretical Content 70%

Target Audience

Personnel with a mechanical background involved in the selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of mechanical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres both on and offshore.

Course Aims

To train and prepare delegates for competence assessment to nationally set standards for the installation and inspection of explosion protected mechanical equipment.

Course Content

• Health and Safety at Work
• ATEX Directives
• Permit to Work Systems
• Risk Assessment (ATEX compliant and preATEX compliant)
• General principles, ignition properties & apparatus protection
• Standards Certification & Marking
• Area Classification (Zones/Categories & EPL’s)
• Ex-Protection Methods (Gas & Dust)
• Temperature Classifications
• Inspection & Maintenance
• Guidelines for determining Mechanical Risk
• Mechanical Seals & Bearings
• Induction to Competence Validation Testing.
• Practical assessments
• Multiple choice exam

Competency Assessment

Multiple choice exam on foundation theory (0.75 hours allocated)

Multiple choice exam on mechanical theory (0.75 hours allocated)

Practical hands on inspection on mechanical pump/motor test rig (1.5 hours allocated).


The majority of this course is practical hands on training delivered by fully qualified and experienced ex industry personnel using equipment replicated from the onshore and offshore oil and gas working environment. Teaching aids include: Power point presentations, questionnaires, practical examples and demonstrations.



CompEx National Certificate of Core Competence.

JT Limited, the awarding body for CompEx, commit to 15 working days for certification on receipt of the paperwork from the ASET Centre. Therefore a delegate should receive their certification, by post, within 25 working days. ASET have no control over the certification timescales.  


Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience

• SVQ Level 3 in Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
• Industrial experience with Mechanical equipment in potentially hazardous areas
• A1 or equivalent Workplace Assessor
• CompEx Trainer/Assessor License

Min/Max Numbers of Delegates Required per Event

3/6, course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers. Individual delegate finishing time will depend on the length of time taken for assessment.

Special Requirements

• Delegates must supply proof of relevant mechanical industry qualification on starting the course, e.g. vocational qualification/ time-served apprenticeship certificate.
• Delegates are required to supply and take with them their own PPE, e.g. overalls/safety footwear/safety glasses.

Notes to Customers

To set up a course specifically for your company or if the dates above are not suitable please contact the ASET Customer Service Team for additional dates.

Sorry, there are no dates scheduled for this course at the moment.

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

Very happy with this course, it has brought up my level of understanding

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Course very informative, Lecturer knowledgeable and professional with effective means of imparting knowledge

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Really good set up in this course and exceeded my original expectations. Will definitely recommend to others. Training and coaching was second to none and more importantly realistic

Darren Honeyman
Talisman Sinopec Energy Uk Ltd

Great course, valuable lessons learned. The experience and knowledge shared is of great benefit

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd

Thoroughly enjoyed this course, it has been extremely useful and I will take all of the learning back to my own facilities. Materials and environment were all excellent as were the ASET team

Warren O’Neill
BG Group

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Although being apprehensive about attending the course, I was made to feel at ease and enjoyed the overall experience. I would not hesitate to recommend to others

Roger Murray
Petrojarl Floating Production (uk) Ltd

Excellent course with realistic situations. Great use of feedback after excercises.

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Instructors were very knowledgeable and good training. Very good practical training

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Great course especially the simulator. Good that the lecturer has past and ongoing practical experience

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

Lecturer was very thorough throughout course. Enjoyed having the chance to improve original skills and learn from an experienced person

Sean Burrows
Quick Flange UK

This course has given me a lot more understanding of pressure testing and will be very useful in the future

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

The lecturer was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with the course content as well as providing lots of good information above and beyond the requirements which gave me an insight into the world of DP

Sam Wood
Gulfmark UK Ltd

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK


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