Explosion Protection & Atex Awareness
About this course
Learning Hours: 4 days (08:30 to 16:30)
Cost per Delegate: £655+VAT
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.
Key Learning Outcomes
- Understanding of hazardous area concepts for the use of electrical equipment.
- Knowledge of protection methods encompassing manufacture, installation, inspection and maintenance.
- Awareness of pre-planning of inspection programmes to EN/IEC 60079-17 and the implications of DSEAR for maintenance.
- Area classification
- Ignition properties
- Definitions and terms
- EN/IEC standards for electrical and instrumentation
- Ingress protection
- Increased safety
- ‘n’ types of protection
- Intrinsic safety systems
- Hybrid protection
- ATEX Certification, documentation, labeling
- Cable types, glanding, earthing
- Inspections, maintenance for electrical and instrumentation
- Additional international standards
- References to NEC 500, NEC 505 zoning
- Guidelines in ATEX Directives 94/9/EC, 1999/92/EC
Each delegate will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.
This is a classroom based course with practical training exercises to underpin knowledge gained.
City & Guilds 9841 Certificate.
Required Instructor Qualification/Experience
- SVQ Level 3 in Electrical Engineering/Instrumentation Engineering or equivalent
- Industrial experience with electrical and instrumentation equipment in potentially hazardous areas
- A1 or equivalent Workplace Assessor
- City & Guilds approved Training Instructor
4/12, course durations and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.
- Delegates are required to supply their own PPE.
- PPE Requirements: Safety Footwear, Coveralls, Safety Glasses
Notes to Customers
This course is available on request. To enquire about dates or to set up a course specifically for your company please contact the ASET Customer Service Team.
Course well-presented / managed with COVID restrictions in place.
TAQA Bratani Ltd
Course was very well presented. All tutors were very helpful and friendly.
NG Bailey Limited
Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the way it was ran. Plenty of opportunities to work as a team and experience the new simulator.
Instructors were excellent from start to end. Course was enjoyable – would recommend.
Instructor was a subject matter expert and a fountain of knowledge.
Usual high standard of coaching and assessment - see you in 3 years!
Course was organised very well. Tutors were very knowledgeable and helpful.
Very good course – lots of practical work.
A well run course with the mix of theory and practical. Totally met my expectations. Facilities was very good with plenty of equipment & tools.
A very competent and experienced team. Assessor was first class and his previous experience was very clear. I will recommend ASET to my team and my company for OIM Assessment.
The plant area is an excellent training area. Useful for training in a safe and clean environment.
Instructor very experienced and knowledgeable. Good set up in Switch room/training area.
Great coaching from the Instructor who guided me well and shared experiences.
Very good course with different scenarios. Instructors were good at escalating situations to get you thinking.
As someone with limited knowledge of hydraulics this course was very beneficial. I learnt lots throughout the 3 days!
Very well explained and detailed course, learnt a lot.
Stork Technical Services
Good course produced, great setup of facilities and the instructor was very knowledgeable of all tests received.
Excellent set up and scenarios. Very experienced Instructors.
Very enjoyable course. Learnt and refreshed a lot of knowledge. Ian explains things very well and makes it easy to understand.
KCA Deutag Drilling
Steve was very helpful, knows what he is talking about and communicates it well. Very good practical side to the course.
MJ HVAC ltd
Excellent course, well presented by the Instructor. Course certainly makes you think (which is good).
Excellent course with good instructors - the ASET facility was superb!
Spirit Energy Production UK Limited
Toby has a wealth of knowledge and experience on the subject of DP. He delivers the course very well.
John fulfilled my expectations of the course and I can leave ASET feeling more comfortable completing isolations within my workplace.
“Highly professional course, very helpful instructors who have delivered substantial relevant knowledge within the scope of all discussed issues/topics and were always there to answer any questions and clarify any uncertainties. I will definitely recommend this course and ASET Training Academy to all my friends and also will be very happy to refresh the course in five years time.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel I have learnt a lot
ASET have a better lab and knowledge base - they provided a better training experience than other places.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Course was very good. Would recommend to others
Found this course very beneficial and I feel I will benefit from the knowledge gained from the instructor on this course in my workplace. Would definitely recommend to others.
Macduff Shellfish Ltd
Good well instructed course. Team were excellent and made me fully at ease.
John James Penman
Kevin was extremely knowledgeable about pressure testing I would highly recommend anyone to take the course from Kevin.
Bluewater Services UK
Tutors, examples, experience and knowledge are an ASET when giving course training.
KCA Deutag Drilling Ltd
Great training facilitators, passing on good knowledge and experience in the field on CompEx.
Modec Production Services Ghana
Good course and made very enjoyable through the amount of hands on experience we got.
Did above and beyond to accommodate me for my booking requirements, instructor was very knowledgeable and passionate on the topic. He also holds first-hand experience in the role.
Excellent materials provided, delivery of content excellent – clear and concise.
Excellent course – by far the best I have been on. Good mix of practical and theory. Instructor very knowledgeable and good training method.
ASET is definetly a world-class training institute this is clearly reflected in the overall course from booking training to completion. Toby is a very experienced teacher and had an excellent way of communicating course details as well as judging which sections needed extra time thank you Toby!
Saudi Aramco Rowan Offshore Drilling
Excellent course, right duration and opportunity for hands on switching exposure.
The changes to this course very welcome. Ian has time to explain best practice and even corrected a few bad habits he noticed. Very happy this is probably the best course associated with my job.
Great update of boards since I came 6 years ago, great facility with huge investments being made.
Diageo Malt Distilling
arine “Very good interaction with the class by lecturer. Toby is knowledgeable, experienced and informative individual. His teaching techniques and approach to the subject are clear and precise. Toby has the ability to share the knowledge, technical and practical experience at its best to the students. I will look forward to participating in DP courses in the future.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, I would like to take further training here on Emergency Response. The instructors demonstrated excellent knowledge and information and made the scenarios as real as possible. It was a great insight and introduction.
Excellent course which was both interesting and essential to my offshore role, would definitely recommend.
Excellent course and well instructed. Facilities on campus are excellent.
Really enjoyed this course thoroughly, Ian's teaching style, attitude and approach is first class this was truly and enjoyable course and I got 100% out of it. The instructor delivers the content in a perfect level - I would recommend this!
Great course very good instructors, very well presented and made to feel at ease throughout the training I will recommend this course to others!
Excellent course, good opportunity to develop hands on skills - very helpful and approachable staff.
Great course, very informative and practical. Austin and Graeme are excellent lecturers and a credit to the facility.
INEOS FPS Ltd
The course instructor was highly knowledgeable, described all methods of the course in a very easy way to understand. Overall excellent.
Excellent and informative.
The course was excellent in delivery and content and I will recommend others for the course.
Excellent course for me, first time on a jack up course. Ian is a mine of information on jack ups and semi-subs!
Petrofac Offshore Project and Engineering