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Explosion Protection & Atex Awareness

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About this course

Theoretical Content 100%

Target Audience

Personnel with electrical, instrument or mechanical background within industry who require an understanding in the selection of equipment for hazardous areas. Suitable for engineers working on projects and pre-planning of inspection programmes to EN/IEC 60079-17 and the implications of DSEAR for maintenance.

Practical Content 0% Theoretical Content 100%

Course Aims

This competence based course, accredited by City & Guilds, is designed to give an understanding in hazardous area concepts for the use of electrical equipment. The course explains the protection methods from manufacture to installation, inspection and maintenance requirements as per the requirements of the CENELEC/CEN and IEC standards for electrical and non-electrical equipment.

The compliance requirements for the ATEX Directives and CE Marking are also covered.

Course Content S.I. No. 192 and DSEAR S.I. No. 2776 where applicable:

Products within scope

Zones of use, equipment groups, conformity categories

Designation of notified bodies

Documents issued by notified body and manufacturer

EC-type examination and declaration of conformity

Internal control of production

Essential health and safety requirements

Ignition risk assessment

Applicable harmonised standards

Structure of the technical files

CE marking of equipment and other references

Reference to Quality Assurance

Written Assessment


Classroom workshop.


City & Guilds SCQF Credit Rated and Levelled Certificate.

Required Instructor Qualification/Experience

Industrial experience with electrical and instrumentation equipment in potentially hazardous areas and CompEx Trainer/Assessor Licence.

Min/Max Delegates


Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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