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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  
25 May - 27 May 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 2
10 Aug - 12 Aug 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 5
14 Sep - 16 Sep 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 6
23 Nov - 25 Nov 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £709.00 + VAT Altens Centre 6

About this course

Practical Content 20% Theoretical Content 80%

Target Audience

Mechanical Personnel/Practitioners involved in the selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of mechanical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres both on and offshore.

Please note! This course is NOT suitable for those with no practical experience in mechanical disciplines.

Course Aims

To certify levels of competence to CompEx nationally set standards developed by the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association EEMUA and JTL the course certification body. Competency is based upon the IEC International Standards primarily IEC60079-10,14&17 ( BSEN 60079-10/14 & 17.)

Course Content

  • Health and Safety at Work
  • ATEX Directives (ATEX 95 equipment) (ATEX 137 Workplace)
  • Dangerous Substance & Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (D.S.E.A.R.)
  • Permit to Work Systems
  • Risk Assessment (ATEX compliant and pre-ATEX 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 to BSEN 60079-17 (Mechanical & Electrical)
  • Examples of potentially explosive hazards in workplaces both on/offshore
  • Guidelines for determining Mechanical Risk
  • Ingress Protection (Solids/Liquids)
  • Static Electricity & Bonding Methods
  • Mechanical Seals & Bearings
  • Induction to Competence Validation Testing.

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 based upon the IEC International Standards (primarily BSEN 60079-10/14 &17).

The Scheme Certification Body JTL is now accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17024:2003.

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

Further Education qualification and approved assessment/certification in both electrical and mechanical hazardous are practices.

Min/Max Number of Delegates Required per Event


Times of Training

08:30 to 16:30.

Course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers. Individual delegate finishing time will depend on the length of time taken per 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.


ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy,
Aberdeen Altens Campus, Hareness Road, Aberdeen, AB12 3LE.


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

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN 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

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

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

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

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

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

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

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

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

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

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

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (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

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

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

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

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

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd


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