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Digital Online Learning: Mechanical Equipment In Potentially Hazardous Areas

About this course

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This is a foundation course in preparation for undertaking the full “CompEx mechanical competence based course unit 11 (including compex foundation module exf)” at the ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy. 

Learning hours: 11 hours         Price: £195+VAT

About this course
This is a digital online course which you can access from any location as long as you have internet access. The flexibility and convenience of digital online learning allows you to work through your training course at your own pace. Confirmation of your booking and the log in details for your digital online course will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking within 48 hours. Please note booking confirmations and log in details will only be issued Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:15 – 16:30. Logins are valid for 14 days from the date you are issued your username and password.

How to book this course
To book this course you can select the “book now” option above where you will be asked for your personal details or alternatively you can email or call the ASET Customer Service Team on: Telephone number - +44 (0) 300 330 5559 Email – asetbookings@aset.co.uk. Instructions on how to access the digital online course will be issued with your username and password.

Course Structure
This digital online course consists of a Course Introduction followed by individual “Lesson Sections”. Upon completion of each “Lesson Section” you will be taken through a brief multiple choice question and answer session to confirm you have understood the learning subjects within that section. Once you have completed all “Lesson Sections” the final part of the assessment consists of an online exam comprising 12 multiple choice questions and answers to demonstrate that you have achieved the required learning outcomes.

Target Audience:
Personnel with a mechanical background involved in the selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of mechanical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres both on and offshore.

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

Course Content
• Directives
• Health and Safety at Work
• ATEX Directives
• 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
• Guidelines for determining Mechanical Risk
• Mechanical Seals & Bearings

Online Exam
12 Multiple choice Exam questions

Pass Rate

City & Guilds 9841





Date Cost  
05 Oct - 18 Oct 2020 £195.00 + VAT
12 Oct - 25 Oct 2020 £195.00 + VAT
19 Oct - 01 Nov 2020 £195.00 + VAT
26 Oct - 08 Nov 2020 £195.00 + VAT
02 Nov - 15 Nov 2020 £195.00 + VAT
09 Nov - 22 Nov 2020 £195.00 + VAT
16 Nov - 29 Nov 2020 £195.00 + VAT
23 Nov - 06 Dec 2020 £195.00 + VAT
30 Nov - 13 Dec 2020 £195.00 + VAT
07 Dec - 20 Dec 2020 £195.00 + VAT
14 Dec - 27 Dec 2020 £195.00 + VAT

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

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

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

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

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support 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

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

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

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

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

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

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

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

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

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

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

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

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

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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