International Oil & Gas Training Academy

Compex Foundation Unit (exf)

Duration 2 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £490.00 + VAT
Venue Altens Training Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
01 Aug - 02 Aug 2018 08:30 - 16:30 £490.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 6

About this course

Practical Content 20% Theoretical Content 80%

Target Audience

This course provides an overview of the requirements for working safely in areas where explosive atmospheres may be present. Designed specifically for Electrical supervisors, contract managers and senior management and non practitioners to enable a greater appreciation of the hazards associated with working in explosive atmospheres and the promotion of safe working practices.

Course Aims

To give an overview of the explosive risks and mitigation methods for explosion avoidance. Methods of explosion Protection.

Course Content

Directives & Regulations:

  • ATEX95, ATEX137, DSEAR, E@WR 1989, HASAWA1974

Characteristics of:

  • a) Gases/vapours (BS EN60079-20-1) and
  • b) Combustible dusts
  • Sources of ignition;
  • Explosion risk avoidance/mitigation strategies;
  • Area classification: Gases & vapours (BS60079-10-1) Combustible dusts (BS EN60079-2
  • Gas & Dust groups;
  • Temperature classification;
  • Explosion protection methods for gases/vapours & combustible dusts - electrical (BS EN60079) and non-electrical (BS EN13463);
  • Equipment marking, ATEX Categories and EPL's;
  • Inspection & maintenance to BS EN60079-17;
  • Repair of equipment to BS EN60079-19;
  • Permit-to-work and electrical isolation

Competency Assessment

  • Multiple choice Exam
  • Formative Questionnaire


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

JTL Certification timescale will take between 4 – 6 weeks after completion of the course by a delegate.  ASET have no control over this timescale.  Should a delegate wish to complain in relation to the certification timescale then they should take the matter up with JTL direct

Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience

  • Further Education qualification and approved assessment/certification in electrical area 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.


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


Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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