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Hazardous Areas 5-day Compex Competence Based Course

Duration 5 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £745.00 + VAT
Venue Altens Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
02 Sep - 06 Sep 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 4
09 Sep - 13 Sep 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 2
16 Sep - 20 Sep 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 6
23 Sep - 27 Sep 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 2
30 Sep - 04 Oct 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 19
07 Oct - 11 Oct 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 18
14 Oct - 18 Oct 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 14
21 Oct - 25 Oct 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 19
28 Oct - 01 Nov 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 19
04 Nov - 08 Nov 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 18
11 Nov - 15 Nov 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 20
18 Nov - 22 Nov 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 19
25 Nov - 29 Nov 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 20
02 Dec - 06 Dec 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 20
09 Dec - 13 Dec 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 20
16 Dec - 20 Dec 2019 08:30 - 16:30 £745.00 + VAT Altens Centre 20

About this course

Practical Content 50% Theoretical Content 50%

Target Audience

Personnel with an electrical or instrumentation background who are involved in the selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of electrical and instrumentation equipment for use in potentially hazardous areas both onshore and offshore.

Please note this course is NOT suitable for those with no practical electrical or instrumentation experience.


Course Aims

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

Course Content

  • General principles: flammable limits UEL/LEL, flashpoint, ignition temperature, relative density, area classification to BS EN60079
  • 10-1, gas grouping, temperature classification & ingress protection.
  • Standards, Certification and marking, EU Directives ATEX 95 & ATEX 137, Equipment Categories and EPL's.
  • Flameproof EEx 'd' protection.
  • Increased safety EEx 'e' protection.
  • Type EEx 'n', 'nR', 'nA', 'nC' & 'nL' protection.
  • Pressurisation EEx 'px', 'py' & 'pz' protection.
  • Intrinsic safety EEx 'ia', 'ib' & 'ic' protection.
  • Other methods of protection, EEx 'o', EEx 'q',EEx 'ma', 'mb' & 'mc'
  • Combined (hybrid) methods of protection.
  • Selection & installation of equipment to BS EN60079-14 including wiring systems: cables, cable glands and cable gland accessories.
  • Inspection of equipment to BS EN 60079-17.
  • Induction to competence validation testing.
  • Permit to work system and safe isolation.

Competency Assessment

  • EX01 Preparation and installation of EEx 'd', 'e', 'n' and 'p' systems.
  • EX02 Inspection and maintenance of EEx 'd', 'e', 'n' and 'p' systems.
  • EX03 Preparation and installation of EEx 'ia' and 'ib' systems.
  • EX04 Inspection and maintenance of EEx 'ia' and 'ib' systems.
  • Online multiple choice Exam


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 – valid for 5 years from date awarded. Refresher course to be undertaken prior to 5-year expiry date otherwise 5-day CompEx Course to be retaken.

Note: non-electrical/instrumentation personnel who complete the course are issued with an CSNV CompEx 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

  • Industrial experience with electrical and instrumentation equipment in potentially hazardous areas and Compex Trainer/Assessor licence


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 for assessment.

Special Requirements

Delegates are required to provide the following:

  • Their own PPE (coveralls, safety glasses & safety footwear)
  • Evidence of relevant vocational qualifications, either electrical or instrumentation, on starting the course (e,g, Apprenticeship certificate, Level 3 NVQ/SVQ or ECS/SJIB card.


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


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

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

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

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

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

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training 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

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

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

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

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

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

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN 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

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

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


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