Compex Foundation Unit (exf)

Duration 2 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £515.00 + VAT
Venue Altens Training Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
16 Jul - 17 Jul 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £515.00 + 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

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 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 informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

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

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
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

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

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

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

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

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

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

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

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

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

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

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

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

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

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN 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


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