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Compex 3 Day Mechanical Competence Based Course Unit 11

Duration 3 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £689.00 + VAT
Venue Altens Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
12 Aug - 14 Aug 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £689.00 + VAT Altens Centre 0
16 Sep - 18 Sep 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £689.00 + VAT Altens Centre 0
25 Nov - 27 Nov 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £689.00 + VAT Altens Centre 0

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.


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

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